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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time

Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the beginning of the 20th century, just as industry and government were anticipating the immanent coordination of time around the globe, says Galison (history of science and of physics, Harvard U.), the notion of time and the ability to coordinate two clocks at a distance, were being demolished in the nexus of physics, technology, and philosophy.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré; Albert Einstein; Henri Poincaré
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Galison
ISBN: 0393020010 9780393020014 0393326047 9780393326048
OCLC Number: 51177432
Description: 389 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Synchrony --
Coal and chaos --
The electric worldmap --
Poincaré's maps --
Einstein's clocks --
The place of time.
Responsibility: by Peter Galison.
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Galison provides a unique and enlightening view on the origin of time as we know it in the modern age. "

 
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