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Time

  • 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...

  • Time in Powers of Tenby Gerard t Hooft; Stefan Vandoren; Saskia Eisberg t Hooft

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 101.00

    In this richly illustrated book, Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft and Theoretical Physicist Stefan Vandoren describe the enormous diversity of natural phenomena that take place at different time scales. In the tradition of the bestseller Powers of Ten , the authors zoom in and out in time, each step with a factor of ten. Starting from one second,... more...

  • Governance von Forschungsnetzwerkenby Regina von Görtz

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 95.79

    Forschungsnetzwerke gelten als Keimzelle von Innovationen. Sie ermöglichen die Kooperation von Forschenden auch unter Wettbewerbsbedingungen und tragen damit entscheidend zur Produktion von neuartigem Wissen bei. Doch wie kommen Forschungsnetzwerke zustande? Wodurch lassen sie sich beeinflussen? Welchen Governancemechanismen unterliegen sie? Dies sind... more...

  • It's About Timeby Liz Evers

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 11.99

    Beautifully packaged, this book examines the people and places behind time's inventions, as well as reveals oodles of quirky facts related to timekeeping From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. People have spent centuries... more...

  • Saving The Daylightby David S. Prerau

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    Benjamin Franklin conceived it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it. Every spring the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. Saving the Daylight explores for the first time the contentious, and often entertaining,... more...

  • A Brief History of the Philosophy of Timeby Adrian Bardon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99

    Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches... more...

  • The Evolution of Timeby Argyris Nicolaidis; Wolfgang Achtner

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 59.00

    Time - a fundamental component of human thought and experience - is quite enigmatic and elusive when it comes to defining it. In this e-book, scholars from the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and theology draw from their own field of knowledge and expertise and present their understanding of the time phenomenon. more...

  • Time Rebornby Lee Smolin

    Knopf Canada 2013; US$ 22.00

    Since the ancients, physicists have argued that time is not real, that we may think we experience time passing but it's just a human illusion in a timeless universe operating on predetermined laws. Lee brilliantly shows how this thinking came about from our deep need for stability and the eternal, but that indeed time may be the only thing that is... more...

  • Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time (Text Only)by Martin Gorst

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The full story of man?s attempt to discover the moment that time began, from James Ussher?s confident assertion in 1650 that the world was 5,654 years old to the Hubble Space telescope?s images of a world 13 billion years old, with a starry cast of eccentrics, mystics, scientists and visonaries. more...

  • Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time (Text Only)by Martin Gorst

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The full story of man?s attempt to discover the moment that time began, from James Ussher?s confident assertion in 1650 that the world was 5,654 years old to the Hubble Space telescope?s images of a world 13 billion years old, with a starry cast of eccentrics, mystics, scientists and visonaries. more...