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Tibaldo and the hole in the calendar

Author: Abner Shimony
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Copernicus, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eleven-year-old Tibaldo Bondi relates the events which occur when Pope Gregory XIII follows the advice of astonomer Christopher Clavius and drops ten days from the calendar that is in use throughout the entire world.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Named Person: Gregory, Pope; Gregory, Pope; Gregory, Pope; Grégoire, (pape ;
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abner Shimony
ISBN: 0387949356 9780387949352
OCLC Number: 36315865
Description: xi, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The World of Tibaldo.- Tibaldo's School.- Lessons in Astronomy.- The Trouble with the Calendar.- The Hole in the Calendar.- Tibaldo Begins the Battle.- The Birth of a Baby and a Plan.- Pope Gregory's Visit to Bologna.- What Happened Afterwards.- More and Better Astronomy.
Responsibility: Abner Shimony ; illustrated by Jonathan Shimony.
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