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Calendrical calculations

Author: Nachum Dershowitz; Edward M Reingold
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of the popular calendars book expands the algorithmic treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants: generic cyclical calendars and astronomical lunar calendars as well  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nachum Dershowitz; Edward M Reingold
ISBN: 052188540X 9780521885409 9780521702386 0521702380
OCLC Number: 470780479
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (XXIX-479 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I. Arithmetical Calendars: 2. The Gregorian calendar; 3. The Julian calendar; 4. The Coptic and Ethiopic calendars; 5. The ISO calendar; 6. The Islamic calendar; 7. The Hebrew calendar; 8. The Ecclesiastical calendars; 9. The Old Hindu calendars; 10. The Mayan calendar; 11. The Balinese Pawukon calendar; 12. Generic cyclical calendars; Part II. Astronomical Calendars: 13. Time and astronomy; 14. The Persian calendar; 15. The Baha'i calendar; 16. The French Revolutionary calendar; 17. The Chinese calendar; 18. The modern Hindu calendars ; 19. The Tibetan calendar; 20. Astronomical lunar calendars coda; Part III. Appendices: A. Function, parameter, and constant types; B. Lisp implementation; C. Sample data.
Responsibility: Nachum Dershowitz, Edward M. Reingold.
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'Because years, months, and days don't mesh simply, calendar making has been a challenge throughout history. Reingold and Dershowitz's compendium, here in its third edition, has already established Read more...

 
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