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The story of clocks and calendars : marking a millennium —Maestro, Betsy.
Book
1999
10 available of 10 items

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.

Holy holidays! : the Catholic origins of celebration —Tobin, Greg.
Book
2011
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Looks at the religious roots of secular holidays, including Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Mother's Day

What time is it? —Smith, A. G. (Albert Gray), 1945-
Book
1992
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The Liturgy of Creation : Understanding Calendars in Old Testament Context —LeFebvre, Michael, author.
EBook
2019

Holidays today are often established by legislation, and calendars are published on paper and smart phones. But how were holidays chosen and taught in biblical Israel? And what might these holidays have to do with the cr...

It's About Time From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles and Light Years - A History. —Evers, Liz.
EBook
2013

From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. We've spent centuries developing new ways of measurin...

Calendar humanity's epic struggle to determine a true and accurate year —Duncan, David Ewing.
Restricted DAISY Zip (CELA)
2010

Traces humanity's struggle to create a workable calendar from the earliest Stone Age markings to twentieth-century atomic clock accuracy. Discusses the concepts of time, numbers, and fixing dates in various world civiliz...

Timekeeping : Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects —Formichelli, Linda, 1969- author.
EBook
2012

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization's earliest calendars and shadow...

Calendar humanity's epic struggle to determine a true and accurate year —Duncan, David Ewing.
Restricted DAISY Zip (CELA)
2010

Traces humanity's struggle to create a workable calendar from the earliest Stone Age markings to twentieth-century atomic clock accuracy. Discusses the concepts of time, numbers, and fixing dates in various world civiliz...

The dance of time the origins of the calendar : a miscellany of history and myth, religion and astronomy, festivals and feast days —Judge, Michael.
EBook
2012

Did you know that the ancient Romans left 60 days of winter out of their calendar, considering these two months a dead time of lurking terror and therefore better left unnamed? That they had a horror of even numbers, hen...

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