The Calendar: The 5000 Year Struggle to Align the Clock and the Heavens, and What Happened to the Missing Ten Days

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The 5,000-year struggle to align the heavens with the clock and what happened to the missing ten days.Measuring the daily and yearly cycle of the cosmos has never been entirely straightforward.The year 2000 is alternatively the year 2544 (Buddhist), 6236 (Ancient Egyptian), 5761 (Jewish) or simply the year of the Dragon (Chinese). The story of the creation of the Western calendar is a story of emperors and popes, mathematicians and monks, and the growth of scientific calculation to the point where, bizarrely, our ...

The Calendar: The 5000 Year Struggle to Align the Clock and the Heavens, and What Happened to the Missing Ten Days 1999, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857029796

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The Calendar: The 5000-year Struggle to Align the Clock and the Heavens, and What Happened to the Missing Ten Days 1998, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857027211

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