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    VSI Audio - Leofranc Holford-Strevens - The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction



    VSI Audio - Leofranc Holford-Strevens - The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction
    English | MP3 61 kbps 44 KHz Stereo | 15 MP3s | 101 MB
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    The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction
    Not a physics book - it should have probably been called the history of the calendar or the history of human time measurement.
    Part of the Oxford University Press series of Very Short Introductions (LINK)
    An absorbing exploration of an aspect of our lives which we all take for granted
    An accessible look at an immensely complicated subject, using original research and a range of tables and diagrams to fully explain the concepts involved
    There is no comparable introduction to this subject available
    Covers a wide range of cultures

    Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar?

    The organisation of time into hours, days, months and years seems immutable and universal, but is actually far more artificial than most people realise. The French Revolution resulted in a restructuring of the French calendar, and the Soviet Union experimented with five and then six-day weeks. Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores these questions using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's imposition of the Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter.

    Readership: Students and general readers interested in time, time measurement, and the history of the development of the calendar.

    About the Author:

    Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford University Press

    Table of Contents:

    1: Principles of time measurement
    2: Prehistory and history of the modern calendar
    3: Weeks and seasons
    4: Easter
    5: Other calendars
    6: Marking the year
    7: Dividing the day




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    http://extabit.com/file/27a2gxbzkmtmt/VSIHistoryofTime.rar

 

 

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