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  • 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...

  • Bones, Rocks and Starsby Chris Turney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 17.99

    From pyramids to dinosaurs, comets to King Arthur, Chris Turney explains how we pinpoint when things happened in a way everyone can grasp more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 160.95

    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 of... 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...

  • The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Eraby Alden A. Mosshammer

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 149.99

    The system of numbering the years AD (Anni Domini, Years of the Lord) originated with Dionysius Exiguus. Dionysius drafted a 95-year table of dates for Easter beginning with the year 532 AD. Why Dionysius chose the year that he did to number as '1' has been a source of controversy and speculation for almost 1500 years. According to the Gospel... more...

  • How to Build a Time Machineby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    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 of... more...

  • So You Created a Wormholeby Phil Hornshaw; Nick Hurwitch

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Welcome, intrepid temporal explorers, to the world's first and only field manual/survival guide to time travel! DON'T LEAVE THIS TIME PERIOD WITHOUT IT! Humans from H. G. Wells to Albert Einstein to Bill & Ted have been fascinated by time travel-some say drawn to it like moths to a flame. But in order to travel safely and effectively, newbie... more...

  • How to Build a Time Machineby Paul Davies

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 11.99

    With his unique knack for making cutting-edge theoretical science effortlessly accessible, world-renowned physicist Paul Davies now tackles an issue that has boggled minds for centuries: Is time travel possible? The answer, insists Davies, is definitely yes?once you iron out a few kinks in the space-time continuum. With tongue placed firmly in cheek,... more...