International Holidays : 204 Countries from 1994
Through 2015 : With Tabular Appendices of Religious
This book of lists enables readers to determine where and when
particular holidays are celebrated. "Holiday" seems to mean "official
holiday;" bank holidays are included, festivals are not. Some arbitrarily
selected "soft holidays" are included for convenience, including Mother's
Day and Valentine's Day.
Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year
In his latest book, David Ewing Duncan traces the development of our
modern-day calendar and describes how people's experiences are
shaped by their conception of time. Duncan postulates that all this
concern with time started when a Cro-Magnon man decided to mark off
the days of the lunar cycle on an eagle bone.After recounting the slow
evolution of the calendar through the centuries, the author laments on how
time-oriented our society has become.
Chase's Calendar of Events
This is the directory that Americans have come to rely on for special events, holidays, ethnic
celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays, fairs and festivals, historic events, and traditional and
whimsical observances of all kinds. Extensively indexed by state and by category, entries include
direct-access phone numbers, addresses, attendance figures, and web sites for events such as
National Women's History Month, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Hong Kong Food
Festival. Additions to this 41st edition include National Poetry Month and Stand for Children Day.
Line art throughout. |
Questioning the Millennium:
Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
In this slender volume, Stephen Jay Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his
typical combination of erudition, warmth, and whimsy: As a calendrical event, what is the concept of
a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ's
1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly did the millennium begin--January
1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?
Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes:
The Cultural Origins of Inca Sky Watching
An important synthesis of data on Inca astronomy, well-written and well researched by two experts
in the field, an archaeologist/historian and an astronomer. Recommended for serious students of
othe ancient Andes.|
by Nachum Dershowitz, Edward M. Reingold|
4000, The Fifth Milenium, Six Revolooshunairy Iedeeas
Tim Travis' manifesto is at one and the same time one of the most
comprehensive and sweeping calls for reform to come along the pike in this
century, and one of the most passive. Rather than instigate change by
force, he merely wants to rewire the way we think, reprogram our heads,
in the hope that by thinking more clearly, more logically, we will be more
able to do the Right Thing.|
First Thessalonians 5:21, The Resurrection, The
Jews, and The Hebrew Calendar
Do you know:
-who are God's "Chosen People?"
-was Jesus really "King of the Jews?"
-what "An High Day" means?
-when Jesus was crucified? Was it Wednesday, Friday, or anotherday?
-the differences between the Hebrew, Julian, and Gregorian calendars?
Islamic & Christmas Calendars:
Complete information on the Islamic and Christian calendars and how to translate
Astronomy and the Maya Calendar Correlation
(Mayan Studies Series , No 5)|
An Introduction to the Study of the Maya
by Sylvanus Griswold Morley, Eric S. Thompson (Introduction)|
Paperback, 284 pages
The American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2000-2050
American Ephemeris for the 20th Century : 1900 to 2000
at Midnight/5th Revised
The Millionaire Next Door:
Secrets of America's Wealthy
How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one
million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years
interviewing members of this elite club: you just have to follow seven simple rules. The first rule is,
always live well below your means. The last rule is, choose your occupation wisely. You'll have to
buy the book to find out the other five. It's only fair.
The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition
This classic tale and bestselling financial planning book has been
updated to reflect the very latest tax laws. It's the story of a friendly
barber who dispenses timeless, homespun advice that will help anyone
get rich--slowly but surely. |
Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences|
Paulos argues that our inability to deal rationally with numbers--or with the probabilities associated
with them--results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an
increased susceptibility to pseudo-sciences of all kinds. This is a personal favorite, click and
see all the great reviews!
A "futuristic" tale about government control. This book may make you rethink
your feelings about the kinds of limitations you want the government to have
on your freedom.
An all-time classic, if you haven't read it, isn't it time that you did? And the
price ain't bad either!