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Time, the familiar stranger

Author: J T Fraser
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume considers such issues as the origins of the universe; relativity theory; the relation of inanimate to living matter; the biology of aging and death; the brain's perception of time; dreaming vs. waking reality; expectation and memory; the development of calendars.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J T Fraser
ISBN: 0870235761 9780870235764
OCLC Number: 15790499
Description: xiii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A chart and an itinerary: An introduction --
1. Shall I be gone long?: The experience and idea of time --
2. For ever and a day: The reckoning of time --
3. To whom there belong?: The times of life, mind, and society --
4. Ask the stone to say: Time in the world of matter --
5. Ask my song: Man the measure and measurer of time.
Responsibility: J.T. Fraser.

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Surveys the variety of our understandings of time, both in the everyday world and in the specialized realms of the sciences and humanities. The author considers such issues as the origins of the  Read more...

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