Lost Millennium

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Have you ever wondered how we really know what year it is? Part detective story, part conspiracy theory, part scientific history, The Lost Millennium explores the astonishing possibility that our calendar is out by a thousand years.A chance conversa…
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    Om Lost Millennium

    Have you ever wondered how we really know what year it is? Part detective story, part conspiracy theory, part scientific history, The Lost Millennium explores the astonishing possibility that our calendar is out by a thousand years.A chance conversation at a conference in Mexico started mathematician Florin Diacu on an amazing journey to make sense of one of the strangest and if true, most revolutionary theories youll ever encounter. To understand how scientists could be sceptical about what year it is, Florin Diacu explores the fascinating history of chronology from Egyptian horoscopes to the work of Isaac Newton, with cameos by Voltaire and Edmund Halley making the startling discovery that our calendar is far from ironclad. It all depends, rather, on the dating of ancient events about which there is real controversy.At once accessible and profound, The Lost Millennium examines the arguments of present-day chronological revisionists such as the Russian scholar Anatoli Fomenko, who claims that our system of dating is horribly askew. Fomenko cites evidence from ancient astronomy, linguistics and cartography, and a crucial manuscript by Ptolemy, staking his scientific prestige on a theory so controversial that it will change the way you think about time, history and the calendar on your wall. The field has also inspired its share of now-discredited cranks, such as Immanuel Velikovsky, a media celebrity of the 1950s. His notorious book Worlds in Collision argued that biblical events are incorrectly dated.Beautifully written and peopled with fascinating characters from past and present, The Lost Millennium is essential reading for anyone who believes theyre living in the year 2005.From the Hardcover edition.

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    Utgivelsesår
    2010
    Forlag
    Knopf Canada
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780307368935

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