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Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History (Paperback)

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This fascinating book draws together a wealth of diverse material on the much-trusted (and rarely disputed) phenomenon we know as the calendar. From the fundamentals of astronomy to the world's ancient time-keeping schemes, to the development of the modern-day calendar, to the precise calculation of when specific dates occur (as in how one arrives at the date for Easter Sunday), this is a skillful yet approachable discussion of the calendar from both the historical and contemporary perspectives. Readers will even learn how to perform experiments and calculations for themselves by using such basic techniques as stargazing and simple mathematics.

About the Author


E. G. Richards was Formerly a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biophysics, King's College, London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780192862051
ISBN-10: 0192862057
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 30th, 2000
Pages: 460
Language: English
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