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Empires of Time : Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures
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Empires of Time : Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures, Revised Edition (Mesoamerican Worlds)
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ISBN: 0870816721
Release Date: October, 2002
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Description: 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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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0870816721
ISBN-13: 9780870816727
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Length: 368 Pages
Weight: 1.20 lbs.
Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.2 x 9.1 in.
Language: English
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Posted by James D. Brush on 3/19/2003
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.