The Calendar: the 5000 Year Struggle To Align the Clock And the Heavens And What Happened To the Missing Ten Days by David Ewing Duncan

The Calendar: the 5000 Year Struggle To Align the Clock And the Heavens And What Happened To the Missing Ten Days by David Ewing Duncan

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'From the earliest recorded date (4236 B.C.), people have tried to organize their lives according to the movements of the sun, moon and stars - and have, for the most part, consistently gotten it wrong. In this volume, David Ewing Duncan takes us on an extraordinary journey through man's reckoning of time, ranging from one of the earliest calendars (a series of markings gouged into an eagle bone 13,000 years ago) to the atomic clocks of today, which measure time too well for an ever slowing Earth.'--BOOK JACKET. This 1998 Fourth Estate Hardback is in good condition. Inscription written on first page.

ISBN: 9781857027211 SKU: 1360209 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.