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  • Calendar and Communityby Sacha Stern

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 209.99

    This book traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origin until it reached, in the tenth century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of sources - literary, documentary and epigraphic; Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian - this is the first comprehensive book to have been written on this subject. The unification of the calendar... more...

  • Time: Limits and Constraintsby Jo Alyson Parker; Paul André Harris; Christian Steineck

    BRILL 2010; US$ 155.00

    This thirteenth volume in the interdisciplinary Study of Time series explores the way in which limits and constraints impact upon our understanding of time. more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 154.99

    This is the first comprehensive study in English of early Christian methods for calculating the phases of the moon and the date for Easter Sunday to have appeared in more than one hundred years. It offers a new explanation of how the system of numbering the years AD (Anni Domini, Years of the Lord) originated. more...

  • Dating the Passionby C. Philipp E. Nothaft

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology. more...

  • The Little Book of Timeby J. Eisinger; Klaus Mainzer

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 20.00

    chapter 1 Time in the Classical and Medieval Worldviews From the Beginnings to the Pre-Socratic School Zeno's Time Arrow and Aristotle's Continuum 6 Time and Creation According to Saint Augustine 15 Time and Medieval Astronomy 18 20 Calendars and Clocks chapter 2 Time in the Worldview of Classical Physics 25 Absolute Time According to Newton 26 Relational... more...

  • Time and Matterby Ikaros I. Bigi; Martin Faessler

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 157.00

    Time and matter are the most fundamental concepts in physics and in any science-based description of the world around us. Quantum theory has, however, revealed many novel insights into these concepts in non-relativistic, relativistic and cosmological contexts. The implications of these novel perspectives have been realized and, in particular, probed... more...

  • Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciencesby James Lawrence Powell

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific—and sometimes religious—heresy. Nevertheless,... more...

  • The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Whoby Simon Guerrier; Marek Kukula

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 23.96

    Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They?re also science fiction ? but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction? The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who... more...

  • The Abyss of Timeby Paul Lyle

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2015; US$ 55.00

    Man?s fascination with time, its extent and its measurement, is Paul Lyle?s starting point as he considers the relationship of deep time and the Earth?s geological resources with modern consumer society. more...

  • Beyond Biocentrismby Robert Lanza; Bob Berman

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 24.99

    Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism , acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine?s "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything... more...