The Birthday Book

Written By Holt N. Censorinus
The Birthday Book
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 September 2008
  • ISBN : 0226099776
  • Pages : 120 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Birthday Book written by Holt N. Censorinus which was release on 15 September 2008, this book published by University of Chicago Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book, which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched a glorious vision of a universe ruled by harmony and order, where the microcosm of the child in the womb corresponds to the macrocosm of the planets. Alternately serious and playful, Censorinus touches on music, history, astronomy, astrology, and every aspect of time as it was understood in third-century Rome. He also provides ancient answers to perennial questions: Why does the day begin at midnight? Where did Leap Year come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Embodying the proverbial gift that keeps on giving, The Birthday Book has long been treasured by scientists, poets, and scholars, and Holt Parker’s graceful and lively new translation—accompanied by an illuminating introduction and detailed notes—is itself a present for Latinists, historians of science, and anyone looking for an unusual birthday gift.

The Birthday Book

The Birthday Book
  • Author : Holt N. Censorinus
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-15
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book, which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus ...

Teddy s Birthday

Teddy s Birthday
  • Author : Patricia Harris
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Teddy loves learning about new things, especially when adventure is involved. This exciting fiction book explores concepts such as identifying colors, keeping things organized, and solving problems. Readers will also learn how birthdays are different for everyone and will be introduced to Western birthday traditions such as eating birthday cake, ...

The Birthday Almanac

The Birthday Almanac
  • Author : Claire Saunders
  • Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Have you ever wondered about the astrological significance of your birthday? Where the stars and planets align in the sky when we are born helps shape our personality and strengths. What does your star sign mean? What are your birth crystals, flowers and lucky talismans? Find out about the folk ...

Birthday Girls

Birthday Girls
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Celebrating life's special moments are what birthdays are all about- and these occasions are made all the more special with time spend with your bff's. Reeda Josephs, the creator and CWO (Chief Wit Officer) of the Wright Card Company has gathered adorable, sweet, sassy and oh-so-funny gal pals and gaggles ...

Competition free Birthday Teamwork Games for Kids

Competition free Birthday  Teamwork Games for Kids
  • Author : Ayleen Lyschamaya
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-07-17
  • Total pages : 76
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Your child ́s birthday has finally arrived! It ́s a very special day that your child has been looking forward to for months. Do you want to make their party an unforgettable experience? There is much you can do by carefully selecting the games. The children ́s good mood is ...

Tributes to Savio L Y Woo on His 70th Birthday

Tributes to Savio L Y Woo on His 70th Birthday
  • Author : Zong-Ming Li,Jennifer S Wayne,Chih-Hwa Chen,Kirstin Woo
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Total pages : 532
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : This is a compilation of tributes to a gentleman who has impacted the field of biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal science for four decades through his research, his guidance and mentorships, his friendships, and his love for the field, family, and friends. It provides readers with a view of how one ...

Humphrey s Big Birthday Bash

Humphrey s Big Birthday Bash
  • Author : Betty G. Birney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Humphrey is excited to celebrate the kids of Room 26 with the first birthday party of the year! Kirk invites the class to his super-fun backward birthday bash, where everything is backward, including clothes! The kids in Room 26 have a great time, but they are sad when they realize that Humphrey, ...

Marvin s Birthday

Marvin s Birthday
  • Author : Sally Murphy
  • Publisher : Learning Media Ltd
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Marvin can't believe that his babysitter, Nina, has forgotten his birthday. His sister Karla hasn't said anything about it either, and Dad is away in New York. Will anyone remember before Friday?...

Liesl s birthday

Liesl s birthday
  • Author : Ron Schröder,Marianne Busser
  • Publisher : Van Holkema & Warendorf
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Liesl is a little princess girl who lives in a pretty palace world in a land seen from afar where many pretty palaces are Theres a party at the palace because its Liesls birthday today! Her chair has been decorated, the postman has arrived with cards and she has been ...

The Meanest Birthday Girl

The Meanest Birthday Girl
  • Author : Josh Schneider
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Dana soon learns that receiving a big white elephant for her birthday is not as wonderful as she thought it would be....

A Birthday for Cow

A Birthday for Cow
  • Author : Jan Thomas
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck weren't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular ...

The Birthday Presents

The Birthday Presents
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : Rabbit and Hedgehog don't know when their birthdays are so they decide to have them tomorrow just in case. But what should they give each other as a present? Both come up with the perfect solution- but not for the reasons they first thought of. The birthday is such a ...

Candle Carrie the Birthday Fairy

Candle Carrie the Birthday Fairy
  • Author : Joanne Gazzal
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : She lights his birthday candles as the official birthday fairy, then they blow them out together, little Dante and Miss Carrie. In Candle Carrie the Birthday Fairy, author Joanne Gazzal shares the story of two characters who come together to form a lifelong friendship. As the official birthday fairy, Candle ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE
  • Author : Sharron Allen
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-06-19
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : It is Stevie’s fifth birthday and he’s waiting for his friends to arrive for his party. As he waits, he begins to wonder … does everyone know how hold they are and have a birthday? What about everything outside? Do rocks have birthdays? Does the moon know how old ...

It s My F ing Birthday

It s My F   ing Birthday
  • Author : Merrill Markoe
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0226099776
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Summary : “In the coming year,” she said, hoisting her blindingly clean and gleaming glass into the air, “may half of all your dreams come true.” “Mom,” I said to her, “isn’t that kind of pathetic?” “Well, it’s realistic.” It’s her thirty-sixth birthday, and she really thought things would ...