By Jacqueline de Bourgoing
The calendar is an indispensible tool for civilised life, allowing people to order the past, present and future and to record events.
Many cultures developed independent calendar systems, including the ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese, and the Maya and Aztecs. The modern western calendar, accepted today as the global standard, is the fruit of a long and tumultuous history.
This richly illustrated book traces the fascinating scientific, technical and political history of calendars - the story of time itself.
- 143 pages
- ISBN: 9780500301067