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Time

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  • Time Travelby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale... more...

  • Time and Archaeologyby Tim Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The concept of time is salient to all human affairs and can be understood in a variety of different ways. This pioneering collection is the first comprehensive survey of time and archaeology. It includes chapters from a broad, international range of contributors, which combine theoretical and empirical material. They illustrate and explore the diversity... more...

  • Social Conceptions of Timeby Graham Crow; Dr Sue Heath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 158.00

    This book is concerned with the significance of time in work and everyday life. The contributors are among the foremost authorities in the field, and their up-to-date contributions consider the changing social meanings that time has in work, leisure and everyday routines. Together they provide a combination of theoretical and empirically-based approaches... more...

  • Nature?s Clocksby Doug Macdougall

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    "Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking to understand the past arrived at the ingenious techniques they now use to determine the age of objects and organisms. By examining radiocarbon... more...

  • Time Restoredby Jonathan Betts

    OUP Oxford 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). more...

  • Augenblickby Dr Koral Ward; Professor Joseph Friggieri; Professor Moira Gatens; Dr Simon Glendinning; Professor Alan Goldman; Professor Paul Helm; Professor David Lamb; Professor Peter Lipton; Professor Alan Musgrave; Moore Oates; Professor John Post; Professor Graham Priest; Professor Sean Sayers; Professor Ravindra Raj Singh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Augenblick, meaning literally 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is both fleeting yet momentously eventful, even epoch-makingly significant. In this book Koral Ward investigates the development of the concept into one of the core ideas in Western existential philosophy alongside such concepts as anxiety and individual... more...

  • The Eleven Pictures of Timeby C K Raju

    SAGE India 2003; US$ 96.95

    Time is a mystery that has perplexed humankind since time immemorial. Resolving this mystery is of significance not only to philosophers and physicists but is also a very practical concern. Our perception of time shapes our values and way of life; it also mediates the interaction between science and religion both of which rest fundamentally on assumptions... more...

  • Time and the Warm Bodyby David Burrows

    BRILL 2007; US$ 86.00

    This study deals with time and with music, and the link between the two is the suggestion that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. Time?the now, duration, succession and order of succession; the past, the future?is seen as a resource for managing systemic disequilibrium and as the evolutionary elaboration of the now. more...

  • Time and Time Againby J.T. Fraser

    BRILL 2007; US$ 152.00

    This work represents a guided tour to the integrated study of time. Through twenty-two connected essays, selected from the author's extensive writings, Time and Time Again advances new insights into our understanding of the nature of time seen through the sciences and the humanities. more...

  • Raum-Zeitby Martin Carrier

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 42.00

    The philosophical treatment of space and time has had a long history. This continuing interest stems not least from the fact that space and time form the basis of movement. Space-time philosophy encompasses a wide range of subjects, many of which, on first inspection, do not seem to have anything to do with space and time. Space-time philosophy... more...