Time in history : views of time from prehistory to the present day (Book, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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Time in history : views of time from prehistory to the present day

Author: G J Whitrow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: Oxford paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st Oxford University Press pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Calendar - Pendulum clock - Metonic calendrical cycle - Mechanical clock - Sand clock - Sanskrit - Solar calendar - Water clock - Time in the middle ages - Time in the modern world - World history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Whitrow
ISBN: 0192852116 9780192852113
OCLC Number: 21182984
Notes: Originally published: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Description: x, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I - Introduction; Part II - Time in Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Part III - Time in the Modern World; Appendices; References; Index
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks.
Responsibility: G.J. Whitrow.

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A study of the evolution of our general awareness of time and its significance from earliest times, ranging from Ancient Egypt and Persia, Greece, and Israel, to the Islamic world, India and China,  Read more...

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fascinating survey of "time" as it has been seen throughout history ... essential reading for anyone fascinated by time New Scientist His book is well written and judiciously selective TLS

 
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