Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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Basic Books, 1989 - Science - 371 pages
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Compares contemporary timekeeping methods and related cultural perspectives to those of seminomadic tribes and classical civilizations, tracing the influence of calendars, datebooks, clocks, and other means of measuring humankind's most valuable commodity

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Review: Empires of Time : Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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The title tells it all! Really not astrology at all, but everything but, since time is essentially based on our experience of astronomical cycles. The first Aveni book I read; it left me wanting more. Read full review

Review: Empires of Time : Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

User Review  - Karen Christino - Goodreads

The title tells it all! Really not astrology at all, but everything but, since time is essentially based on our experience of astronomical cycles. The first Aveni book I read; it left me wanting more. Read full review

Contents

Our TimeAnd Theirs
3
The Basic Rhythms
17
Early Time Reckoning
38
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Anthony Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University and the author of several books, including Empires of Time and Conversing with the Planets.

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