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  • The Physical Basis of The Direction of Timeby H. Dieter Zeh

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 59.95

    This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe.... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Timeby Michael Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.99

    Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the... more...

  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 79.95

    This book develops a thorough analysis of relativistic effects to address the question of what is the nature (the ontological status) of spacetime. In this new edition, arguments are strengthened, and new developments in the field are presented and integrated. more...

  • The End of Timeby Julian Barbour

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Richard Feynman once quipped that "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, then time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us, not time. Put simply, time does not exist. In this highly provocative volume, Barbour... more...

  • Time Travel and Warp Drivesby Allen Everett; Thomas Roman

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    To see video demonstrations of key concepts from the book, please visit this website: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/timewarp.index.html.  Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in minutes. Facing a catastrophe that can't be averted? Just pop back... more...

  • Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Editionby Jim Al-Khalili

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    SPACE The 4th Dimension To do with shapes What is space? 2Dworld and 2D?ers Curved space Is there really a 4th dimension? Matters of Some Gravity Apples and moons Einstein?s gravity Free fall Rubber space Twinkle, twinkle Cooking the elements Champagne supernova in the sky The Universe The night sky How big is the Universe?... more...

  • SCALE RELATIVITY AND FRACTAL SPACE-TIMEby Laurent Nottale

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 237.00

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of the development of the theory of scale relativity and fractal space-time. It suggests an original solution to the disunified nature of the classical-quantum transition in physical systems, enabling the basis of quantum mechanics on the principle of relativity, provided this principle is extended to scale... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Timeby Michael Lockwood

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the... more...

  • Polar Inertiaby Paul Virilio

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 46.00

    Paul Virilio demonstrates how technology has made inertia the defining condition of modernity. An instantaneous present has replaced space and the sovereignty of territory - everything happens without the need to go anywhere. more...

  • The Large Scale Structure of Space-Timeby S. W. Hawking; G. F. R. Ellis

    Cambridge University Press 1973; US$ 88.00

    This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself. more...