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- Octopus 2015; US$ 16.21
This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 9.99
Time surrounds us. It defines our experience of the world; it echoes through our every waking hour. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience. Yet as familiar as it is, time is also deeply mysterious. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it. Yet we do feel it?or at least we think we feel it. No wonder poets, writers, philosophers,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific—and sometimes religious—heresy. Nevertheless,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available
The full story of man?s attempt to discover the moment that time began, from James Ussher?s confident assertion in 1650 that the world was 5,654 years old to the Hubble Space telescope?s images of a world 13 billion years old, with a starry cast of eccentrics, mystics, scientists and visonaries. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.99
The untold story of the religious figures, philosophers, astronomers, geologists, physicists, and mathematicians who, for more than four hundred years, have pursued the answer to a fundamental question at the intersection of science and religion: When did the universe begin? The moment of the universe's conception is one of science's Holy Grails,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 12.99
A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives. Why does time seem so short? How does women's time differ from men's? Why does time seem to move slowly in the countryside and quickly in cities? How do different cultures around the world see time? In A Sideways Look at Time , Jay Griffiths takes readers... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99
Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores time measurement and the organisation of time into hours, days, months and years using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter. - ;Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.99
"An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time." -Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. Now, Sean Carroll says we need to be more ambitious. One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation, Carroll delivers a dazzling... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 145.00
Explaining and comparing the rise and effects of the 'empires' of clock time and 'network time', Empires of Speedargues with power and clarity that our network society is hurtling fast through a volatile present into an increasingly precarious future. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 25.95
An enjoyable and compelling ride through one of life?s most fascinating enigmas ?What, then, is time? If no one ask of me, I know,? St. Augustine of Hippo lamented. ?But if I wish to explain to him who asks, I know not.? Who wouldn?t sympathize with Augustine?s dilemma? Time is at once intimately familiar and yet deeply mysterious. It is thoroughly... more...