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  • 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$ 24.95

    "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...

  • Sundialsby Denis Savoie

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build a classical sundial. This book shows the calculations involved in the sundial's construction and gives a comprehensive history of time measurement. 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...

  • Head of All Yearsby Jonathan Ben-Dov

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Covering a wide array of sources from ancient Mesopotamia to the Dead Sea Scrolls, this volume offers a different perspective on Jewish apocalyptic time-reckoning during the Second Temple period, based on a calendar year of 364 days. 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 is... more...

  • Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility: The Ideas Behind The World's Slowest Computerby 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...

  • Questioning The Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.18

    Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the... 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...

  • Turn and Jumpby Howard Mansfield

    Down East Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    Before Thomas Edison, light and fire were thought to be one and the same. Turns out, they were separate things altogether. This book takes a similar relationship, that of time and place, and shows how they, too, were once inseparable. Time keeping was once a local affair, when small towns set their own pace according to the rising and setting of the... more...