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

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    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 Jörg Rüpke; David M. B. Richardson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 170.95 US$ 148.16

    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...

  • Time Lordby Clark Blaise

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    It is difficult today to imagine life before standard time was established in 1884. In the middle of the nineteenth century, for example, there were 144 official time zones in North America alone. The confusion that ensued, especially among the burgeoning railroad companies, was an hourly comedy of errors that ultimately threatened to impede progress.... more...

  • How to Build a Time Machineby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    A pop science look at time travel technology, from Einstein to Ronald Mallett to present day experiments. Forget fiction: time travel is real. In How to Build a Time Machine , Brian Clegg provides an understanding of what time is and how it can be manipulated. He explores the fascinating world of physics and the remarkable possibilities... more...

  • A Question of Timeby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox by the Editors of Scientific American "What time is it?" That simple question is probably asked more often in contemporary society than ever before. In our clock-studded world, the answer is never more than a glance away, and so we can blissfully partition our days into ever smaller increments for ever more... more...

  • Time Rebornby Lee Smolin

    Knopf Canada 2013; US$ 22.00

    Since the ancients, physicists have argued that time is not real, that we may think we experience time passing but it's just a human illusion in a timeless universe operating on predetermined laws. Lee brilliantly shows how this thinking came about from our deep need for stability and the eternal, but that indeed time may be the only thing that is... more...

  • The Evolution of Timeby Argyris Nicolaidis; Wolfgang Achtner

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 59.00

    Time - a fundamental component of human thought and experience - is quite enigmatic and elusive when it comes to defining it. In this e-book, scholars from the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and theology draw from their own field of knowledge and expertise and present their understanding of the time phenomenon. more...

  • Saving The Daylightby David S. Prerau

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    Benjamin Franklin conceived it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it. Every spring the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. Saving the Daylight explores for the first time the contentious, and often entertaining,... more...

  • Time in Powers of Tenby Gerard t Hooft; Stefan Vandoren; Saskia Eisberg t Hooft

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.00

    In this richly illustrated book, Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft and Theoretical Physicist Stefan Vandoren describe the enormous diversity of natural phenomena that take place at different time scales. In the tradition of the bestseller Powers of Ten , the authors zoom in and out in time, each step with a factor of ten. Starting from one second,... more...

  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    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...