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In search of time : the history, physics and philosophy of time

Author: Dan Falk
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of time-telling prior to the advent of accurate clocks, offering insight into how humans in earlier historical periods evaluated and experienced time and subsequently developed their civilizations.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Falk
ISBN: 9780312603519 0312603517
OCLC Number: 426807848
Notes: Originally published as hbk. as: In search of time : the science of a curious dimension. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, ©2008. 1st U.S. ed.
Description: xiii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Heavenly clockwork : time's natural cycles --
Years, months, days : the quest for the perfect calendar --
Hours, minutes, seconds : dissecting the day --
In time's grasp : time and culture --
The persistence of memory : a bridge across time --
Isaac's time : Newton, Leibniz, and the arrow of time --
Albert's time : spacetime, relativity, and quantum theory --
Back to the future : the science of time travel --
In the beginning : the search for the dawn of time --
Beyond the Big Bang : the frontiers of physics and the origin of time's arrow --
All things must pass : the ultimate fate of life, the universe, and everything --
Illusion and reality : physics, philosophy, and the landscape of time.
Other Titles: History, physics and philosophy of time
Responsibility: Dan Falk.

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Chronicles the history of time-telling prior to the advent of accurate clocks, offering insight into how humans in earlier historical periods evaluated and experienced time and subsequently developed their civilizations.

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