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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
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 travelers... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...