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Empires of time

calendars, clocks, and cultures

by Anthony F. Aveni

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Time

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony F. Aveni.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination371p.: ill.
    Number of Pages371
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23260345M
    ISBN 100465019501


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