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  • A Sideways Look at Timeby Jay Griffiths

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 15.95

    A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives. Why does time seem so short? How does women's time differ from men's? Why does time seem to move slowly in the countryside and quickly in cities? How do different cultures around the world see time? In A Sideways Look at Time , Jay Griffiths takes readers... 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...

  • A Question of Timeby Scientific American Editors

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Calendar and Communityby Sacha Stern

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 174.99

    Calendar and Community traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origins until it reached, in the tenth century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of often neglected sources - literary, documentary, epigraphic, Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian - it is the first comprehensive work to have been written on the subject. It will... more...

  • About Timeby Paul Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    This is a book about the meaning of time, what it is, when it has started, how it flows and where to. It examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal. more...

  • Time Loops and Space Twistsby Fred Alan Wolf

    Hierophant Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    In his most important book since Taking the Quantum Leap , Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., explains how our understanding of time, space, and matter have changed in just the last few years, and how with these new ideas we have a glimpse into the "mind of God." Making comparisons to Hindu Vedic and Judeo-Christian cosmology, Dr. Wolf explains how the universal... more...

  • The Book of Timesby Lesley Alderman

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An endlessly fascinating, beautifully designed survey of time?how long things take, how long things last, and how we spend our days Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical: Time stands still. Time also flies. Tomorrow is another day. Yet there's no time like the present. We want to do more in less time, but wish we could slow the clock.... 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...