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Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0465019501
ISBN-13: 9780465019502
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: October, 1989
Length: 371 Pages
Weight: 1.7 pounds
Dimensions: 9.6 X 6.4 X 1.3 inches
Language: English

Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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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?


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Aveni's book is a fascinating portrait of the rhythms and roles of time keeping in a variety of cultures including the Aztec, Inca, Maya, and ancient Chinese. A fascinating exploration of a topic we all too often don't bother to consdier.