Time is seen in a particularly different light by Eastern and Western cultures, and even within these groupings assumes quite dissimilar aspects from country to country. In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples. In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.
“How Different Cultures Understand Time” tells the fascinating differences about how time is perceived around the world. Also particularly like the diagrams used there; they explain complex ideas beautifully.