Recommended Reading
Time-keeping and Calendars
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These are a few of the books we have found helpful along the way!

Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History. E. G. Richards.
  Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP UK. ©1998. Pb; 438 pp.
  ISBN 0-19-286205-7. Available from

Excellently-written, well-researched, one of the best books on the subject ever put to press. From the Preface: “Several years ago, I had occasion to be writing computer programs for converting dates from one calendar to another. It seemed appropriate to include, with my programs, a note on the history of the calendars. This simple exercise whetted my appetite for more knowledge about calendars and my historical note grew longer and longer. Eventually it became, after years of research, this book.” E. G. Richards.

Story of Clocks and Calendars, The. Betsy Maestro, Author; Giulio Maestro, Illustrator.
  Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, a division of William Morrow & Co., Inc.,
  1350 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. ©1999. Hb; 48 pp.
  ISBN 0-688-14548-5. Available from

A children’s book (elementary school level), but exceptional for its basic presentation of the whole calendar problem. Well worth reading for adults and youth alike.

Gael Bataman 
Originally Written:        11 April 2006
Latest Update:              29 August 2007

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