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Ancient Timekeeping and Calendars

The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2017.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Bradley E. Schaefer
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2017.
Summary, etc.:
For ancient people, keeping track of the time of day and year required a detailed understanding of the motions of the Sun, Moon, and stars. See how different cultures solved this problem. Also learn how to use a handy astronomical measuring device called the astrolabe.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Astronomy.
Genre: Education films.

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