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  • ADVENTURES IN COSMOLOGYby David Goodstein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 65.00

    This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with “Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish” and ends with “The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe,” exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter... 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 Book of Timesby Lesley Alderman

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Build Your Own Time Machineby Brian Clegg

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    There is no physical law to prevent time travel nothing in physics to say it is impossible. So who is to say it can't be done? In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood heroes, Doctor Who and H. G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. How do we understand it and why measure it the way... more...

  • The Clock Of The Long Nowby Stewart Brand

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.00

    Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility. more...

  • Decoding the Heavensby Jo Marchant

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.98

    In 1900 a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock, which turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For more than... more...

  • Economics without Timeby Graeme Snooks

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 202.00

    This is a book about real time in economics, a dimension increasingly unused by the leading edge of the profession. This, it is argued, has serious implications for economics role as the premier policy-advising source for national governments and international organisations. It is also a book about the great waves of economic change that are surging... 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...

  • A Geography Of Timeby Robert N. Levine

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.50

    A social psychologist presents an illuminating portrait of time as a human construct, tracing its evolution through history and exploring its various incarnations in cultures throughout the world. He points out that a culture?s sense of time has profound consequences for an individual?s psychological, physical, and emotional well-being. more...

  • Introducing Timeby Craig Callender; Ralph Edney

    Icon Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.28

    What is time? The 5th-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Is time a fourth dimension similar to space or does it flow in some sense? And if it flows, does it make sense to say how fast? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? This work deals with such questions. more...