HarperTrophy / HarperCollins
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Children/Non-Fiction [Ages 7 and up]
The Story of Clocks and Calendars
By Betsy Maestro
Illustrated by Giulio Maestro
When the year
2000 hit, everyone considered it a mile-stone in human history…but
humans have been around way longer than 2004 years, right? So what
did ancient civilizations use to help them measure the time of the
seasons and months? Which of these forms helped the creation of
the Gregorian Calendar, which our calendars today are a result of?
All these questions and more are answered.
There are amazing
facts in this book about the measurements of time and space throughout
the history of humankind. I definitely recommend this book for anyone
who has a peeking interest in just how humans came up with the idea
of time and keeping up with it.