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This research guide is designed to support the October 27th, 2010* Visions and Voices event, Calendar Oddities. Please use this guide to find further information on the topic and the event.
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Panelists' books

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Mind over matter : conversations with the cosmos - Cole, K. C.
Call Number: (Doheny/Leavey) Q162.C584 2003
ISBN: 0151008167

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The Babylonian theory of the planets - Swerdlow, Noel M.
Call Number: QB19.S94 1998
ISBN: 0691011966

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Polyominoes : puzzles, patterns, problems, and packings - Golomb, Solomon W.
Call Number: (Leavey) QA166.75.G65 1994
ISBN: 0691085730

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Biscuits of number theory - Benjamin, Arthur T., ed.
Call Number: (Science) QA241.B57 2009
ISBN: 088385340X

 

*The Date of This Visions + Voices Event

October 27, 2010, 7 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

Calendars (and time itself) are functions of culture; informed by mathematics and astronomy, but shaped in their particulars by the overall understanding of cosmic, natural, and social relationships underlying a community's life.  Some of us will date this Visions + Voices event as taking place on October 27, 2010 (Gregorian).  Others may regard the day as being the 19th day of Cheshvan in the year 5771 (Hebrew), the 5th day of the 8th month in the year 1389 (Persian Jalali), the 3rd day of the 9th month of the 99th year of the Republic of China (Chinese lunar), the guisi day of the bingxu month (both by the 60-cyclical reckoning) of the Iron Tiger year in the 17th Rabjung (Tibetan), Dhu'l Qa'dah 19, 1431 (Islamic), or October 14, 2010 (Julian).  Japan has long adopted the Gregorian calendar for months and days, but dates the year according to the year of the reigning Emperor, so this is the 27th day of the 10th month of Heisei 22.  It is also the same month and day in North Korea, but this is the 99th year (dating from Kim Il-song's birth year). 

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