Calendar by David Ewing Duncan
Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year

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This engaging, fascinating look at how man has reckoned time through the ages takes readers on an extraordinary journey, ranging from one of the earliest calendars (a series of markings on a bone 13,000 years ago) to the current struggles with the infamous "Year 2000 Crisis".
 

About David Ewing Duncan

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David Ewing Duncan is the author of five books, including the international bestseller Calendar, and writes for Wired, Discover, and The Atlantic Monthly. He is a freelance producer and correspondent for ABC's Nightline, and a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. He also writes the popular "Biotech and Creativity" column for the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2003, he won the Magazine Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Published July 1, 1998 by Avon Books. 284 pages
Genres: History, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Duncan, producer for ABC News and author of books on subjects ranging from medical training (Residents) to de Soto's exploration of the Southeast (Hernando de Soto), meticulously recounts the developm

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Duncan, producer for ABC News and author of books on subjects ranging from medical training (Residents) to de Soto's exploration of the Southeast (Hernando de Soto), meticulously recounts the development of our Gregorian calendar, which begins on January 1, has 12 months of 28 to 31 days each and...

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