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    DescriptionThe only small, popular book on the important subject of ancient calendars. The study of heavenly cycles is common to most ancient cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Babylonians all tried to make sense of the year. But it fell to the later Mesoamerican Maya to create a series of calendars that could be cross referenced. In doing so, the Maya discovered many strange numerical harmonics. Their lunar calendar was extremely accurate--far more so than the Greek Metonic cycle; they tracked Venus to an accuracy of less than a day in five hundred years and their tables could have been used to predict eclipses seven hundred years in the future. This book will provide a much needed compact guide to the Mayan calendar systems as well as covering the essentials of calendar development throughout the world.

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    The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars
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    By (author) Geoff Stray
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 57
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 172 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802716347
    ISBN 10: 0802716342

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
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    Libri: I-SE
    Abridged Dewey: 930
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000, HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
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    B&T Approval Code: A52010000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, SCI004000
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Walker & Company
    Imprint name
    Walker & Company
    Publication date
    13 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Geoff Stray is a leading researcher on the Maya Calendar. He is the author of "Beyond 2012," a book examining the Mayan "end of time" calendar date of December 21, 2012. He lives in England.