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- CRC Press 2000; US$ 43.95
Until the 1950s timekeeping was based on the apparent motion of the Sun that in turn reflected the rotation of the Earth on its axis. But the Earth does not turn smoothly. By the 1940s it was clear that the length of the day fluctuated unpredictably and with it the length of the second. Astronomers wanted to redefine the second in terms of the motions... more...
- Templeton Press 2010; US$ 14.99
What is time? Is there a link between objective knowledge about time and subjective experience of time? And what is eternity? Does religion have the answer? Does science? Internationally known scholar Antje JackelÚn investigates the problem and concept of time. Her study draws on her experiences in the Continental-European science and religion dialogue,... more...
- Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 112.00
This volume is composed of selected papers that attest to the fact that the medieval experience of time and eternity was rich and complex, and that its investigation is open to various approaches and methods. The volume is organised into themes dealing with the computation of time and the use of calendars; Jewish concepts of time and redemption;... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 26.95
The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, first as Rome positioned itself in relation to Greece... more...
- Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 160.00
In this book, fifteen authors from a wide spectrum of disciplines (ranging from the natural sciences to the arts) offer assessments of the way time enters their work, the definition and uses of time that have proved most productive or problematic, and the lessons their subjects can offer for our understanding of time beyond the classroom and laboratory... more...
- Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 185.00
Interest in the concept of time has a long history and has been a topic of study for a wide range of investigators. No change can take place without specification of time. While philosophers and physicists have been intrigued by the concept of subjective perception of time and its relationship to real time, natural scientists have been concerned mainly... more...
- Pocket Books 2008; US$ 22.99
ONE MAN'S REMARKABLE SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE TRUTHS OF OUR WORLD For Professor Roger Hart, life truly began after he almost lost his -- in a horrific fall off the slopes of Mount Everest that he miraculously survived. This near-death experience sparked a desire in him to devote his studies to the very nature of human consciousness, in order to unlock... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
From Brian Greene, one of the world?s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe , comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
Time in Antiquity explores the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time. The material discussed ranges from the sixth century BC in archaic Greece to the 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people?s perceptions of... more...