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The book of time : the secrets of time, how it works and how we measure it

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2011.
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In The Book of Time we see how philosophers, religions and scientists have tried to explain time as everything from a perfect cycle to ever-increasing chaos. We see how time works in the natural world and in our own bodies and minds, and how we've tried to measure it - first with calenders, then with increasingly sophisticated devices, from the Ancient Indian ghati and to the latest atomic clock. And from Aristotle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hart-Davis
ISBN: 9781845335618 1845335619
OCLC Number: 759546178
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: What is time? --
Nature's clocks --
Setting the time --
Measuring time --
Time and science.
Responsibility: Adam Hart-Davis.

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There's a lot more to time than clocks and calendars. Time is the most crucial, controversial, complex, mindblowing force in the universe. It rules our lives and everything around us, but most of us  Read more...

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