Discusses what various civilizations have done to measure time. Includes Aztec, Babylonian, Roman, and more.
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Grade 4 Up Using his typically well-designed and executed scratch-board illustrations (this time in blue and white), Fisher explains the origins of the calendar and the human need to divide the solar year into months, weeks, and days. He describes 13 such calendars, ranging through history from the Aztecs, Babylonians, and Egyptians to the calendar devised by the druids at Stonehenge, the Romans, the Hebrews, and those in more recent history, including the one formed during the French Revolution and the 1930 World Calendar. The arrangement may be confusing to some children, as these 13 calendar systems are presented in alphabetical rather than chronological order, and it is necessary to flip back and forth to the various calendars which are related. The focus is unclear, and because of the very brief information, many will wonder whether this is an art book or a science book. However, while other books have explored this subject (Irving and Ruth Adler's The Calendar Day, 1967; o.p.; Ruth Brindze's The Story of Our Calendar Vanguard, 1949; and Marilyn Burns' This Book Is About Time Little, 1978), none has attempted to explain so many different calendars in such an attractive way in terms of graphics. Patricia Homer, Lowville Academy, N.Y.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027353508
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800273535011.0