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Time

  • The Abyss of Timeby Paul Lyle

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2015; US$ 55.00

    Man?s fascination with time, its extent and its measurement, is Paul Lyle?s starting point as he considers the relationship of deep time and the Earth?s geological resources with modern consumer society. more...

  • The Far Horizons of Timeby H. Chris Ransford

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    The book raises and resolves specific questions in the physics of time, such as how and why someone can be simultaneous with events that are in fact days apart. It examines further abiding issues in the physics of time, and suggests that such phenomena can only exist because they ultimately obey applicable mathematics. This leads to a... more...

  • Time and Ageby Michael Mark Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.00

    Time and Age explores how time is defined by man. It follows the development of our means for measuring time from early methods using the flow of water or the steady burning of candles through to the atomic clock that records time with incredible precision. The classical idea of time as something that progresses at a uniform rate and as something that... more...

  • Leibniz, Husserl and the Brainby Norman Sieroka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book is about structural relations between phenomenological and neurophysiological aspects of consciousness and time. Focusing on auditory perception and making new and updated use of Leibniz and Husserl, it investigates the transition from unconscious to conscious states, especially with regard to the constitution of phenomenal time. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • The Day Begins at Sunsetby Barbara Stowasser

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 27.50

    The vision of Time in the Qur?an is that of a divine gift created for the benefit of humankind. Night and day, and the twelve lunar months of the year, are ?appointed times for the believing people?. Reading the sky for the prayers of the hour has thus for Muslims been a constant reminder of God?s providence and power. In her absorbing and illuminating... more...

  • Governance von Forschungsnetzwerkenby Regina von Görtz

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 88.95

    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...

  • 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...