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Mapping Time The Calendar and its History

By: EG Richards
438 pages, 70 b/w photos, illus, tabs
Mapping Time
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  • Mapping Time ISBN: 9780192862051 Paperback Oct 1999 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

From astronomy, to the ancient and modern calendars of the world, to the calculation of what happens when (how can you calculate the date of Easter Sunday?), this is a masterly discussion of the calendar, from a historical and present perspective.

Contents

LIST OF TABLES, LIST OF ALGORITHMS, LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, PREFACE, INTRODUCTION, PART ONE: THE CALENDAR IN THEORY; PART TWO: THE CALENDARS OF THE WORLD; PART THREE: CALENDAR CONVERSIONS; PART FOUR: EASTER; APPENDICES 1. ASTRONOMICAL CONSTANTS; 2. THE NAMES OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK; 3. THE NAMES OF THE DAYS OF THE YEAR IN THE FRENCH REPUBLICAN CALENDAR; GLOSSARY; FURTHER READING; INDEX

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By: EG Richards
438 pages, 70 b/w photos, illus, tabs
Media reviews

"The author's style is both precise and appealing.... Intriguing and compelling...offers...much to ponder about the relationship of calendars and culture."--Frederick Pratter, Christian Science Monitor
"Richard's compendious history of the calendar reflects the huge range of the subject, touching as it does on topics as diverse as the origin of writing, the French Revolution, Hindu astronomy and various proposals for a thirteen-month year...perhaps the most complete and lively treatise on temporal lore published this millennium."--The Sciences
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