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- Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.09
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...
- 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$ 14.09
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...
- 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...
- Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.99
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.00 US$ 17.29
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...
- 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.30
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...
- Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 28.00 US$ 20.50
?Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures.? ? Science ?Time? is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it?s always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we?re bored and speed by as we... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99
A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a concise and accessible survey of the history of philosophical and scientific developments in understanding time and our experience of time. It discusses prominent ideas about the nature of time, plus many subsidiary puzzles about time, from the classical period through the present. more...