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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.00
The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 14.09
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?In Time: A Traveler's Guide , Pickover takes... more...