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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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Compares contemporary timekeeping methods and related cultural perspectives to those of seminomadic tribes and classical civilizations, tracing the influence of calendars, datebooks, clocks, and other means of measuring humankind's most valuable commodity.

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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.