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The Story of Clocks and Calendars

Award-winning history book

Did you know that leap year was invented by the Romans? Or that ancient Chinese calendars included the months of Excited Insects and White Dew?

Some children may not yet realize there are many kinds of calendars, both historical and modern, with many different names and units. This intriguing journey through time and across civilizations offers children the understanding that, for millennia, we human beings have relied on calendars of stone, clay, and wood to tell us when to plant, when to harvest, and when to rest.

Engaging illustrations show calendar artifacts, calendar use in historical settings, and diagrams of calendar symbols and systems. Packed with facts (and thoroughly indexed). Use in cultural activities, as well as science and history. Four resource pages for children. Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Paperback, 48 pages. Ages 7+.
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