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The Story of Clocks and Calendarsby Betsy Maestro
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Travel through time with the maestros as they explore the amazing history of timekeeping!
Did you know that there is more than one calendar? While the most commonly used calendar was on the year 2000, the Jewish calendar said it was the year 5760, while the Muslim calendar said 1420 and the Chinese calendar said 4698. Why do these differences exist? How did ancient civilizations keep track of time? When and how were clocks first invented?
Find answers to all these questions and more in this incredible trip through history.
Now in paperback--a comprehensive history of clocks and calendars from aroundthe world, from the distinction of B.C. and A.D. to the Gregorian calendar tothe year 2000, which marks two millennia of human achievement. Full color.
About the Author
Before beginning her career in children's books, Betsy Maestro was a teacher. Her first book with Giulio Maestro was A Wise Monkey Tale published in 1975, and since then they have collaborated on more than one hundred books. Their on-going "American Story" series began with the highly acclaimed The Discovery of the Americas and continues to help young readers understand and appreciate our nation's history.
The Maestros live with two cats and a goldfish in a converted cow barn in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
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