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  • A Question of Timeby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99

    ?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 tightly scheduled tasks. Modern scientific revelations about time, however, make... 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...

  • Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time (Text Only)by Martin Gorst

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The full story of man?s attempt to discover the moment that time began, from James Ussher?s confident assertion in 1650 that the world was 5,654 years old to the Hubble Space telescope?s images of a world 13 billion years old, with a starry cast of eccentrics, mystics, scientists and visonaries. more...

  • Timing the Futureby Joseph Glicksohn; Michael S. Myslobodsky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 193.00

    In this volume, leading researchers bring together current work on time perception and time-based prospective memory in order to understand how people time their intentions. This is the first account of many important topics concerning the timing of behavior, offered by scientists of diverse fields who in the past have exhibited an attitude of mutual... more...

  • A Brief History of the Philosophy of Timeby Adrian Bardon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99

    Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches... 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...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion... more...

  • Time Restoredby Jonathan Betts

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    Biography of the polymath, Lt Cmdr Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the man who, in the 1920s, restored the great eighteenth century marine timekeepers by John Harrison to their former glory. With his encyclopaedic knowledge, he studied and wrote on subjects as varied as scientific mysteries (e.g. The Loch Ness Monster) and horology (timekeeping). - ;This... more...

  • Timeby Dennis D. McCarthy; Kenneth P. Seidelmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Filling the need for a book that conveys the current technology as well as the underlying history and physical background, this book tells physicists and engineers how to measure time to the precision required for modern-day use. The authors draw on their longstanding research experience with timekeeping and high-precision measurement to cover the... more...

  • The Lost Millenniumby Florin Diacu

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Have you ever wondered how we really know what year it is? Part detective story, part conspiracy theory, part scientific history, The Lost Millennium explores the astonishing possibility that our calendar is out by a thousand years. A chance conversation at a conference in Mexico started mathematician Florin Diacu on an amazing journey to make sense... more...