The Story of Clocks and Calendars


Author: Betsy Maestro
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060589450
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Travel through time with the maestros as they explore the amazing history of timekeeping! Did you know that there is more than one calendar? While the most commonly used calendar was on the year 2000, the Jewish calendar said it was the year 5760, while the Muslim calendar said 1420 and the Chinese calendar said 4698. Why do these differences exist? How did ancient civilizations keep track of time? When and how were clocks first invented? Find answers to all these questions and more in this incredible trip through history.

The Story of Clocks and Calendars


Author: Betsy Maestro,Giulio Maestro
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417814695
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Discusses the year 2000 as a milestone marking two thousand years of human achievement, as a threshold leading into a new millennium, and as an important anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Story of Clocks and Calendars

Marking a Millennium
Author: N.A
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard
ISBN: 9780688145484
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Discusses the year 2000 as a milestone marking two thousand years of human achievement, as a threshold leading into a new millennium, and as an important anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.

About Time

A First Look at Time and Clocks
Author: Bruce Koscielniak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544128907
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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“[An] impressive history of timekeeping.”—Horn Book Bruce Koscielniak, in this Common Core text exemplar, tells the intriguing story of the many years spent tinkering and inventing to perfect the art of telling time. When time itself was undefined, no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour, and a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the sun, the moon, and the water, but soon after people began using their knowledge about the natural world to build clocks and to create calendars made up of months and years. Centuries later, we have clocks and calendars all around us! This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Informational Texts)

The Story of Money


Author: Betsy Maestro
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350134
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A history of money, beginning with the barter system in prehistoric times, to the first use of coins and paper money, to the development of the modern monetary system.

Clocks and More Clocks

with audio recording
Author: Pat Hutchins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410725
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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When the hall clock reads twenty minutes past four, the attic clock reads twenty-three minutes past four, the kitchen clock reads twenty-five minutes past four, and the bedroom clock reads twenty-six minutes past four, what should Mr. Higgins do? He can't tell which of his clocks tells the right time. He is in for a real surprise when the Clockmaker shows him that they are all correct!

Ox, House, Stick

The History of Our Alphabet
Author: Don Robb
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570916098
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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See how the Roman alphabet began and how it has changed through the years.

The Story Of Time


Author: Nita Berry
Publisher: Children's Book Trust
ISBN: 9788170118916
Category: Time
Page: 128
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A World Without Time! It Would Be A Chaotic Place To Live In. Man Has Been Trying Ever To Reckon Time. From Shadow Sticks To Sundials To Water-Clocks To The Present Day Clocks, It Is Indeed The Story Of Time. Time Remains A Scientific Mystery!

Marking Time

The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar
Author: Duncan Steel
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471437174
Category: Science
Page: 432
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"If you lie awake worrying about the overnight transition from December 31, 1 b.c., to January 1, a.d. 1 (there is no year zero), then you will enjoy Duncan Steel's Marking Time."--American Scientist "No book could serve as a better guide to the cumulative invention that defines the imaginary threshold to the new millennium."--Booklist A Fascinating March through History and the Evolution of the Modern-Day Calendar . . . In this vivid, fast-moving narrative, you'll discover the surprising story of how our modern calendar came about and how it has changed dramatically through the years. Acclaimed author Duncan Steel explores each major step in creating the current calendar along with the many different systems for defining the number of days in a week, the length of a month, and the number of days in a year. From the definition of the lunar month by Meton of Athens in 432 b.c. to the roles played by Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror, and Isaac Newton to present-day proposals to reform our calendar, this entertaining read also presents "timely" tidbits that will take you across the full span of recorded history. Find out how and why comets have been used as clocks, why there is no year zero between 1 b.c. and a.d. 1, and why for centuries Britain and its colonies rang in the New Year on March 25th. Marking Time will leave you with a sense of awe at the haphazard nature of our calendar's development. Once you've read this eye-opening book, you'll never look at the calendar the same way again.

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700


Author: Carlo M. Cipolla
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 182
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A history of the impact of timekeeping technologies on Europe explains how clocks and watches directly contributed to industrialization and the rise of a time-aware culture over the course of four hundred years. Reprint.

The story of time


Author: Kristen Lippincott,Umberto Eco,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 304
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Exploring this elusive and often controversial subject, Umberto Eco, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and others contributes essays and reflections on the meaning of time.

Empires of Time

Calendars, Clocks and Cultures
Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781860646027
Category: Archaeoastronomy
Page: 371
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Humanity has always felt a powerful need to impose scale and order on that most elusive and transient of elements: time. But what ends do our clocks and calenders really serve?

The Story of Writing


Author: Carol Donoughue
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554073061
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Provides a compelling story of how writing was invented, how it developed over the centuries, how it has changed people's lives over time, and what it means in today's cultures.

The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Leofranc Holford-Strevens
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578002
Category: History
Page: 160
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Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar? The organisation of time into hours, days, months and years seems immutable and universal, but is actually far more artificial than most people realise. The French Revolution resulted in a restructuring of the French calendar, and the Soviet Union experimented with five and then six-day weeks. Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores these questions using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's imposition of the Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The History of Clocks & Watches


Author: Eric Bruton
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785818557
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 223
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The measurement of time was one of man's earliest obsessions, and the desire to create ever greater precision in timekeeping has inspired generations in the field of mathematics and science. Equally, each advance has produced accompanying works of great c

Standard C Date/Time Library

Programming the World's Calendars and Clocks
Author: Lance Latham
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9780879304966
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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Does the year 2000 have you sweating late-night code? Use our complete library of C programming functions to master Y2K, time on the Net, ISO 8601, time stamp compression, or any other time/date application you encounter. Using the astronomers Julian Day'

The Story of Numbers and Counting


Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited
ISBN: 9780195212587
Category: Mathematics
Page: 30
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Presents an overview of the use of numbers, from ancient times to the present, including the development of number systems, counting methods, mathematics, and counting machines.

The History of Counting


Author: Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688141189
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Drawing on years of research, a renowned archaeologist traces the evolution of counting. She shows how the concept of numbers came about, how various societies answered the question "How many?," and how our modern-day decimal system was developed. Engrossing and enlightening, this fascinating book introduces children to one of our most important inventions. 00-01 Utah Book Award (Informational Books) Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

The House With a Clock In Its Walls


Author: John Bellairs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101659718
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!