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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Buchbeschreibung New York, Springer-Verlag 1997., 1997. Buchzustand: Gut. PAppband, Leinenrücken, Schutzumschlag, guter ZUstand, HArdcover, Spine made from Linen, Dustjacket, good Condition Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 , firstedition, Erstau, 165 S., 8° OU EA. Artikel-Nr. 153141
Buchbeschreibung Copernicus Books, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition Signed. Clean inside, the dust jacket is slightly creased at the outer edges. 165 pages with the index. signed gift inscription by the author to a family member.We ship from the USA and Canada. Artikel-Nr. 13159