Discoveries: The Calendar History, Lore, and Legend

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 1, 2001 - Science - 159 pages
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

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Review: Discoveries: The Calendar History, Lore, and Legend

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

A fast, interesting read on the history of calandars and their effect on our history. (Oddly, my copy ends in the middle of a sentence, but I get where it was going. Perhaps the author was a fan of The Sopranos?) Read full review

Review: Discoveries: The Calendar History, Lore, and Legend

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

Rather informative, if a bit dry at times. I liked that it answered all the questions I had about how our calendar came to be and why some religions/cultures use two calendars. I also like that it gave a brief history on clocks/time. Read full review

Contents

AN ANCIENT CHALLENGE
15
THE JULIAN CALENDAR FROM CAESAR TO CHRISTIANITY
41
AN INSTRUMENT OF MEASUREMENT
67
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