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  • Questioning The Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • In Search of Timeby Dan Falk

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time (Text Only)by Martin Gorst

    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...

  • The Yoga of Time Travelby Fred Alan Wolf

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    Time travel is not just science fiction; it may actually be possible. Wolf draws on yoga and quantum physics to show that time is a flexible projection of mind. Cheating time, he says, is an ancient metaphysical idea from the Vedas having to do with moving through meditation to a place where time stands still. more...

  • Measuring Eternityby Martin Gorst

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 19.00

    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...

  • The History of Timeby Leofranc Holford-Strevens

    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...

  • Empires of Speedby R Hassan

    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...

  • In Search of Timeby Dan Falk

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 21.00

    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...

  • The River of Timeby Igor D. Novikov; Vitaly Kisin

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    An overview of the history of the study of time and presentation of the modern state of physical research. more...

  • The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantineby ; Jö pke; rg; David M. B. Richardson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 165.95

    This book provides a definitive account of the history of the Roman calendar, offering new reconstructions of its development that demand serious revisions to previous accounts. Examines the critical stages of the technical, political, and religious history of the Roman calendar Provides a comprehensive historical and social contextualization... more...