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  • A Question of Timeby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus 2015; US$ 16.21

    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...

  • Time in Powers of Tenby Gerard t Hooft; Stefan Vandoren; Saskia Eisberg t Hooft

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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$ 19.50

    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...

  • 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...