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  • 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$ 11.27

    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...

  • Reality Is Not What It Seemsby Carlo Rovelli

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains... more...

  • Tempsby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Chacun sait à quel aspect de son expérience répond le mot de temps ; mais aucune définition de la notion correspondante n'a reçu jusqu'ici, chez les savants comme chez les philosophes, une approbation unanime. Sensible à cette difficulté qu'il jugeait caractéristique de toutes les notions premières... 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 US$ 27.96

    "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 US$ 38.69

    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...