The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

Leofranc Holford-Strevens


Why can we degree time within the method that we do? Why is every week seven days lengthy? At what aspect did mins and seconds come into being? Why are a few calendars lunar and a few solar?
The association of time into hours, days, months, and years turns out immutable and common, yet is absolutely way more man made than most folk discover. for instance, the French Revolution led to a restructuring of the French calendar, and the Soviet Union experimented with 5 after which six-day weeks.
Leofranc Holford-Strevens brings us this attention-grabbing research of time utilizing a number examples from historic Rome and Julius Caesar's imposition of the bissextile year to the 1920's undertaking for a hard and fast Easter. these attracted to time, background, and the improvement of the calendar will take pleasure in this soaking up exploration of a side of our lives that all of us take for granted.

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