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Title:
The book of time
Publication Information:
New York City : Prestel publishing, 2020.
ISBN:
9783791374178
Physical Description:
103 pages
Target Audience:
Ages 8

Grades 4-6
Language:
English
Abstract:
"In this thought provoking book, curious readers will discover all kinds of fascinating information about how and why we think about time. Chapters on mythology discuss Chronos, Janus, and the legend of the Phoenix. Others look at how different cultures perceive time-as a straight line or in circles? Young readers will learn how animals and plants tell time, how the study of longitude and latitude is related to clocks, and why an hour used to last one hundred minutes. Along the way, they'll encounter historic time pieces such as sundials, chronometers, and Al-Jazari's famous 12th-century elephant clock"-- Provided by publisher.
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