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.

Empires of Time

Calendars, Clocks and Cultures

Author: Anthony F. Aveni

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781860646027

Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 371

View: 353


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?

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)

The Clock

Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406232734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers will learn the history of the invention of the clock in this title that includes information on the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.

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!

Augustan Studies

Author: Geoffrey Tillotson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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It is still true that most readers of eighteenth-century poetry approach it by way of nineteenth-century poetry; they know what Wordsworth said about Pope before they read Pope. This means that when they read Pope and other eighteenth-century poets, they apply the wrong criteria. An eighteenth-century poet did not have to create the taste by which he was enjoyed to the same extent as a nineteenth-century poet was conscious of having to. The kinds were ready waiting for him, and, if the rules of poetic diction for the kinds of which he elected to write were properly complied with, the products were recognisable: epic, tragedy in verse, Pindaric, elegy, heroic and familiar epistle, pastoral, georgic, occasional verse, translation and imitation. This book, a collection of essays by Dr Tillotson, examines these types of eighteenth-century poetry with particular focus on poetic diction, as well as discussing works such as Pope's letters and Johnson's dictionary.

Chimp Math

Learning about Time from a Baby Chimpanzee

Author: Ann Whitehead Nagda,Cindy Bickel

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466866551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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Learn about different ways to measure time by following the growth of a baby chimp Late one night, a tiny chimpanzee is born at a zoo in Kansas. He seems very weak, and the staff is worried. Will he survive? When the mother shows no interest in her baby, a pediatrician comes in to care for the little chimp. The baby grows strong and healthy, and soon he is big enough to be moved to the Denver Zoo. He is named Jiggs after the doctor who saved him. Jiggs is a lot like human babies. He wears diapers. He plays with his toys. He loves his pets. And he learns all kinds of new skills as he gets older. Follow Jiggs as he grows from a wobbly infant to a wild and wonderful toddler. Along the way you can learn about clocks, calendars, time lines, and other ways of keeping time records, in Chimp Math, from Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel, the authors of Tiger Math and Polar Bear Math.

The Banality of Evil

Hannah Arendt and 'The Final Solution'

Author: Bernard J. Bergen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585116962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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This highly original book is the first to explore the political and philosophical consequences of Hannah Arendt's concept of 'the banality of evil,' a term she used to describe Adolph Eichmann, architect of the Nazi 'final solution.' According to Bernard J. Bergen, the questions that preoccupied Arendt were the meaning and significance of the Nazi genocide to our modern times. As Bergen describes Arendt's struggle to understand 'the banality of evil,' he shows how Arendt redefined the meaning of our most treasured political concepts and principles_freedom, society, identity, truth, equality, and reason_in light of the horrific events of the Holocaust. Arendt concluded that the banality of evil results from the failure of human beings to fully experience our common human characteristics_thought, will, and judgment_and that the exercise and expression of these attributes is the only chance we have to prevent a recurrence of the kind of terrible evil perpetrated by the Nazis.

The Story of Time and Clocks

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited

ISBN: 9780195213263

Category: Calendars

Page: 30

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Discusses time and various ways it has been measured, by both calendars and clocks.

Woven on the Loom of Time

Stories by Enrique Anderson-Imbert

Author: Enrique Anderson-Imbert

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292753217

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Argentinian scholar and writer Enrique Anderson-Imbert is familiar to many North American students for his La Literatura de América Latina I and II, which are widely used in college Spanish courses. But Anderson-Imbert is also a noted creative writer, whose use of "magical realism" helped pave the way for such writers as Borges, Cortázar, Sábato, and Ocampo. In this anthology, Carleton Vail and Pamela Edwards-Mondragón have chosen stories from the period 1965 to 1985 to introduce English-speaking readers to the creative work of Enrique Anderson-Imbert. Representative stories from the collections The Cheshire Cat, The Swindler Retires, Madness Plays at Chess, Klein's Bottle, Two Women and One Julián, and The Size of the Witches illustrate Anderson-Imbert's unique style and world view. Many are "short short" stories, which Anderson-Imbert calls casos (instances). The range of subjects and points of view varies widely, challenging such "realities" as time and space, right and wrong, science and religion. In a prologue, Anderson-Imbert tells an imaginary reader, "Each one of my stories is a closed entity, brief because it has caught a single spasm of life in a single leap of fantasy. Only a reading of all my stories will reveal my world-view." The reader asks, "And are you sure that it is worth the trouble?" Anderson-Imbert replies, "No." The unexpected, ironic ending is one of the great pleasures of reading Enrique Anderson-Imbert.