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Marking Time.

Author: Duncan Steel
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the new millennium, a timely history of time. For all the talk of the millennium, one would think the calendar was an established fact of science, as irrefutable as the atomic weight of hydrogen. But as this book points out, the calendar is an evolving invention of our struggle to measure time.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steel, Duncan.
Marking Time: The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Steel
ISBN: 9780471437178 0471437174
OCLC Number: 701820686
Description: 1 online resource (433 pages)
Contents: Marking Time; Contents; Preface; 1 George Washington's Birthday; 2 The Country Parson's Formula; 3 The Cycles of the Sky; 4 Stonehenge and Sothis (Third Millennium B.C.); 5 Meton (432 B.C.), Callippus (330 B.C.), and Hipparchus (130 B.C.); 6 Julius Caesar (46 B.C.); 7 Constantine the Great (A.D. 321); 8 Dionysius Exiguus (A.D. 525); 9 The Synod of Whitby (A.D. 664); 10 The Venerable Bede (A.D. 725); 11 Lady Day; 12 Retrospective Dating; 13 Pope Gregory XIII (A.D. 1582); 14 The Perfect Christian Calendar and God's Longitude; 15 Archbishop Ussher and the Age of the Earth (A.D. 1650).

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For the new millennium, a timely history of time. For all the talk of the millennium, one would think the calendar was an established fact of science, as irrefutable as the atomic weight of hydrogen. But as this book points out, the calendar is an evolving invention of our struggle to measure time.

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