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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Original Writing 2013; US$ 0.99
The author maintains that time does not exist as an entity in itself or as a feature of the universe, such as gravity, light, or strong nuclear force. Nor does it exist as some obscure force or influence which is unknown to us. The fact that what we refer to as time can be applied to all non-living and living matter, and to all events and to all... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98
In Time Reborn , Lee Smolin, one of our foremost physicists and thinkers offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace. We identify... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.00
Time and Age explores how time is defined by man. It follows the development of our means for measuring time from early methods using the flow of water or the steady burning of candles through to the atomic clock that records time with incredible precision. The classical idea of time as something that progresses at a uniform rate and as something that... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 18.00
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...