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Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar

By Abner Shimony

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| Hardcover | 9780387949352

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The story of how an eleven-year old boy growing up in 16th century Italy loses his birthday when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582, and how he fights to prevent this loss. The author cleverly weaves elements of the cultural Continue

The story of how an eleven-year old boy growing up in 16th century Italy loses his birthday when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582, and how he fights to prevent this loss. The author cleverly weaves elements of the cultural and scientific milieu of the time into an engaging and intelligent tale. Tibaldos father is a medical assistant, and his sister is a midwife. Thus, the boy grows up learning about current medical practices and his fascination for medicine makes him a fast learner. Then, when Tibaldo learns that he is about to lose his 13th birthday, he determines to do something about it. The result is both amusing and informative.

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    Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar is the story of a boy who fights to prevent the loss of his birthday. It is set during a time in history when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582. In order to effectively reset the calendar ...(continue)

    Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar is the story of a boy who fights to prevent the loss of his birthday. It is set during a time in history when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582. In order to effectively reset the calendar, the decision is made to omit 10 days for the year, and Tibaldo's birthday falls during this time. I really enjoyed the setting of the book. It was historically and scientifically accurate. I could not find any fault that stood out. This book would be very useful for use in a science class when talking about the Renaissance.

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Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 184 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0387949356
  • ISBN-13: 9780387949352
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Publish date: 1997-10-01
  • Dimensions: 77 mm x 1,006 mm x 1,509 mm
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