The Story Of Clocks And Calendars

Author: Betsy Maestro
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060589450
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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: Betsy Maestro
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0688145485
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January 1, 2001, will mark the beginning of a new thousand-year period on earth. But our earth is more than four billion years old, and humans have lived on our planet for perhaps two hundred thousand years. So how can it be the year 2000? The answer is that it is the year 2000 only on the Gregorian calendar. On the Hebrew calendar, the year will be 5760. On the Muslim calendar, the year will be 1420. And on the Chinese calendar, it will be 4698. So what year is it really? It all depends on what calendar you use and when you started counting the years.

Here is the fascinating story of timekeeping: how, over thousands of years, calendars and clocks came to be.

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Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council


Timeline Story Of Clock And Calendar

Author: Abe George
Publisher: American Media House
ISBN: 0977609111
Size: 43.20 MB
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Why did we start measuring time?
Why do we have seven days in a week?
Who invented the spring powered watch?
How do we measure time with millionth of a second accuracy?

Timeline Story of Clock and Calendar gives you the answers to these and many other questions by taking you through the milestones of technological development from the sundial era to the present atomic clock era.

Written in a non-technical language, this comprehensive technology history of time measurement systems and instruments is an easily accessible book for readers of all levels. The author explains the systems of ancient calendars and the historical developments that brought us to the present day Gregorian calendar. Also covered in this book is the technological advancement from sundial to atomic clocks through the way of mechanical and electrical clocks. In addition, topics such as the concept of time and the determination of time zones are also explained in the Timeline Story of Clock and Calendar.

With many photos to explain clearly the topics discussed in each section, and a detailed glossary and index, this book is a must have for home libraries and public libraries alike.


The Calendar Clock English And Spanish Edition

Author: Cynthia Cactilopitus
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
ISBN: 1618633724
Size: 31.15 MB
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Impish Info Have you ever known an Imp? Uh, what is an Imp? Well, according to Webster an Imp is a "...small young devil - a mischievous child - a little demon." So let me ask again. Have you ever known a real, honest to goodness Imp? Well I have. Once upon a Christmas Eve, a twelve year old Imp used a city clock to halt the arrival of Christmas. No, I don't know how. But I do know that Imp truly earned his title. Regardless of any Imp's pranks, the arrival of Christmas is always affected by both a date and some time. Which is why this story will simply become known as "The Calendar Clock."

Keeping Time From The Beginning And Into The 21st Century

Author: Franklyn Mansfield Branley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0395477778
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"Branley successfully blends science, folklore, poetry, and activities to create a fine introduction to time . . . Solid information presented with clarity and wit make this a winner for general audiences as well as for report writers." -- School Library Journal

About Time

Author: Bruce Koscielniak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544128907
Size: 51.10 MB
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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.

Telling Tales Over Time

Author: Joel Weiss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 946209263X
Size: 27.69 MB
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Quoting David Berliner in his Foreword: “ this is an opportune time for these authors to bring us insights into the reasons we in North America created our public school systems, and how the chrono-curriculum influences those systems.

The Story Of Time

Author: Nita Berry
Publisher: Children's Book Trust
ISBN: 9788170118916
Size: 17.97 MB
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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.

The Story Of Time And Clocks

Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited
ISBN: 9780195213263
Size: 50.31 MB
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Discusses time and various ways it has been measured, by both calendars and clocks.

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Author: Cora M. Wright
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089428
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Clocks And More Clocks

Author: Pat Hutchins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410725
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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. ...

Empires Of Time

Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781860646027
Size: 13.17 MB
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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
Size: 12.13 MB
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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.

My Grandmother S Clock

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618216952
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A child, wondering why Grandma doesn't have the grandfather clock in her house repaired, learns that there are many ways to measure time, from the moment it takes to blink an eye to the years shown in gray hairs.