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

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)

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.

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.

Big Book of History

Author: Laura Welch
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614582009
Category: Religion
Page: 21
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BIG BOOK OF HISTORY Learning Just Became BIG FUN! Families, schools, and churches can unfold 15 feet of the most interesting history of the world. This easy to follow, color-coded, multi-stream timeline teaches six thousand years of world history to children ages seven through thirteen. These exciting facts and so much more wait inside: who were the first emperors of China and Rome what discovery unlocked the secrets of a forgotten language how modern robotics had its roots in the tea dolls of Japan where Christians faced death for the entertainment of thousands why the languages of Greek and Hebrew were used to write the Bible and how the Age of Discovery meant wealth some, and the destruction of civilization for others. Understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire young learners to make history for themselves!

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!

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.

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 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!

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 story of time

Author: Kristen Lippincott,Umberto Eco,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
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.

Time in History

Views of Time from Prehistory to the Present Day
Author: G. J. Whitrow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192852113
Category: Science
Page: 217
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Discusses how time was considered and measured in ancient and medieval times, profiles the development of more accurate timepieces, and shows the changes that occured as the new developments spread

The Global Transformation of Time

Author: Vanessa Ogle
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737024
Category: History
Page: 287
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As railways, steamships, and telegraph communications brought distant places into unprecedented proximity, previously minor discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. Vanessa Ogle’s chronicle of the struggle to standardize clock times and calendars from 1870 to 1950 highlights the many hurdles that proponents of uniformity faced.

The Story of Religion

Author: Betsy Maestro
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780688171469
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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For the five billion people who inhabit the earth, religion is an important part of culture and identity. From the Buddhists of China to the Muslims of the Middle East, people of different origins, languages, and customs have also embraced varied ways of worship. Through detailed illustrations and descriptions, Betsy and Giulio Maestro take a historical look at religious--and show that faiths around the world are as diverse as the people who practice them.

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 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 Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 1407166573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 534
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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

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