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- Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.00
Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility. more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 9.94
Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.50
A social psychologist presents an illuminating portrait of time as a human construct, tracing its evolution through history and exploring its various incarnations in cultures throughout the world. He points out that a culture?s sense of time has profound consequences for an individual?s psychological, physical, and emotional well-being. more...
- Down East Books 2010; US$ 23.99
Before Thomas Edison, light and fire were thought to be one and the same. Turns out, they were separate things altogether. This book takes a similar relationship, that of time and place, and shows how they, too, were once inseparable. Time keeping was once a local affair, when small towns set their own pace according to the rising and setting of the... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00
This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish and ends with The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe, exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 23.99
Blending science with an evocative narrative, Christopher Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey to the most elusive and fluid of the dimensions lying within human perception: time. As he did with the hours between dusk and dawn in Acquainted with the Night , Dewdney unlocks all of today, tomorrow and yesterday through his wide-ranging narrative.... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2012; US$ 18.95
We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, and using... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99
An endlessly fascinating, beautifully designed survey of time?how long things take, how long things last, and how we spend our days Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical: Time stands still. Time also flies. Tomorrow is another day. Yet there's no time like the present. We want to do more in less time, but wish we could slow the clock.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 160.00
The non-technical, basic yet familiar features of time are investigated, e.g. two novel, detailed arguments defending the common view that 'time rolls relentlessly' are advanced; a number of hitherto neglected fundamental differences between spatio-temporal location and every other physical property are discussed; the unresolved problem, why the past... more...