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Something about Calendar

A calendar should not be used for counting the numbers of days only. It actually closely relates to our daily life! Human cognition and induction on astronomy and calendars gradually applied to calendars of nationalities from different cultural backgrounds. These experiences were finally evolved into calendars which were commonly adopted today. The calendar not only bounds to the knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, and history; it also signified meanings of society, religion, politics and military. If you want to know more about it, you may browse the following e-databases and discover the stories among four seasons.


e-Databases

AccessScience【Login

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English, Van H., “International date line” AccessScience

 

Dershowitz, Nachum and Edward M. Reingold, “Calendar,” AccessScience.

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"The world's various calendars." AllAfrica.Com, January 08, 2016.

 

Rivera, John. "Time constant; calendars aren't cycles: Gregorian, Islamic, Hebrew and Hindu calendars differ in their starting points, and all are essentially arbitrary." The Sun, September 29, 2000

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Lannom, Gloria W. “Keeping track of time.” Faces 29, no. 3, (November 2012): 12–15.

 

Oliver, Jack. “How we measure time: calendars.” Mathematics in School 27, no.5, (November 1998): 2–6.

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Lockitch, Keith. "The Easter masquerade." Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, March 22, 2008. Quoted in "Science and religion cannot coexist." Atheism, edited by Beth Rosenthal. Opposing Viewpoints. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

Scholastic GOLogin

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Frantzell, Lennart. "Chinese calendar." Scholastic GO!.

Science OnlineLogin

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Tanton, James. "Days-of-the-week formula." Encyclopedia of Mathematics. Facts On File, 2005.

Science In ContextLogin

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"Calendar." UXL Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. Amy Hackney Blackwell and Elizabeth Manar. 3rd ed. Farmington Hills, MI: UXL, 2015. Science In Context

 

West, Frederick R. "Calendars." In The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 5th ed., edited by K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. Science In Context

WiseNews (慧科電子剪報)【Login: Library Access

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〈當《通勝》遇到科技 讓更多人受用 蔡伯勵:以古老智慧指導生活很科學〉。《文匯報》,2017年 09 月 11 日,頁A26。

 

簡一鋒。〈新年廣告月曆牌 回味舊香港情懷〉。《明報》,2016年 01 月 09 日,頁D02。

 

〈4月第二或第三個周日 耶教擬統一復活節日期〉。《蘋果日報》,2016年 01 月 17 日,頁A20。

China Academic Journals Full-text Database (中國期刊全文數據庫)【Login

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滕豔輝、田衛軍、王鵬雲。〈古代歷法算法的計算機模擬〉。《文化創新比較研究》,2018年第13期。

 

李匯洲、 陳祖清。〈《呂氏春秋》與中國古代天文歷法〉。《理論月刊》,2010年第08期。

 

盧夢雅。〈《詩經》中的時間——葛蘭言的節日與歷法研究〉。《民俗研究》,2018年第02期。

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周妍。〈歷書的設計風格研究〉。《西安理工大學》,2018年第02期。

Extended Readings via ebooks and e-Magazine


To know more about calendar, some e-books and e-Magazines provided by the Hong Kong Public Libraries are available for your further reading:

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History and Culture: Ritual Practice of Time

History and Culture: Ritual Practice of Time
Author: Pharo, Lars Kirkhusmo
Publication: BRILL, 2013

Maya Calendar Origins : Monuments, Mythistory, and the Materialization of Time

Maya Calendar Origins : Monuments, Mythistory, and the Materialization of Time
Author: Rice, Prudence M. 
Publication: University of Texas Press, 2007

Caesar's Calendar : Ancient Times and the Beginnings of History

Caesar's Calendar : Ancient Times and the Beginnings of History
Author: Feeney, Denis
Publication: University of California Press, 2007

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Calendar Quest: A 5,000 Year Trek through Western History with Father Time

Calendar Quest: A 5,000 Year Trek through Western History with Father Time
Author: Garrity, Jennifer Johnson
Publication: Blackstone Audio, 2006

T is for Time

T is for Time
Author: Smith, Marie; Smith, Roland; Graef, Renée
Publication: Sleeping Bear Press, 2015

A Year of Movies : 365 Films to Watch on the Date They Happened

A Year of Movies : 365 Films to Watch on the Date They Happened
Author: Walters, Ivan
Publication: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015

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天文曆法

天文曆法
Author: 李瑞國編著
Publication: 泰山, 2012

天文百科知識博覽

天文百科知識博覽
Author:王志豔編著
Publication: 元華文創, 2015

瑪雅文明之祭

瑪雅文明之祭
Author: 石陽編著
Publication: 甘肅科學技術, 2012

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古今曆術考

古今曆術考
Author: 譚冰
出版社:Publication: 三聯書店, 2013

漢語日曆

漢語日曆
Author: 興膳宏
出版社:Publication: 復旦大學, 2012

農訓雜誌 [第308期]:節氣文藝復興 移風易俗農民曆

農訓雜誌 [第308期]:節氣文藝復興 移風易俗農民曆
Author:中華民國農民團體幹部聯合訓練協會編輯
Publication: 中華民國農民團體幹部聯合訓練協會, 2015