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Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018] ©2017.
Series: Simon & Schuster paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Burdick provides a meditative exploration of time, taking readers on a personal quest to understand how it gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that "now" actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Burdick
ISBN: 1416540288 9781416540281
OCLC Number: 989982259
Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The hours --
The days --
The present --
Why time flies.
Series Title: Simon & Schuster paperbacks.
Responsibility: Alan Burdick.

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Burdick provides a meditative exploration of time, taking readers on a personal quest to understand how it gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that "now" actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one fleeting moment in a neuroscientist's lab, even makes time go backward. --From publisher description.

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