In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time

3,86 valoración promedio
( 384 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780312603519: In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time

Time surrounds us. It defines our experience of the world; it echoes through our every waking hour. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience. Yet as familiar as it is, time is also deeply mysterious. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it. Yet we do feel it―or at least we think we feel it. No wonder poets, writers, philosophers, and scientists have grappled with time for centuries.

In his latest book, award-winning science writer Dan Falk chronicles the story of how humans have come to understand time over the millennia, and by drawing from the latest research in physics, psychology, and other fields, Falk shows how that understanding continues to evolve. In Search of Time begins with our earliest ancestors' perception of time and the discoveries that led―with much effort―to the Gregorian calendar, atomic clocks, and "leap seconds." Falk examines the workings of memory, the brain's remarkable "bridge across time," and asks whether humans are unique in their ability to recall the past and imagine the future. He explores the possibility of time travel, and the paradoxes it seems to entail. Falk looks at the quest to comprehend the beginning of time and how time―and the universe―may end. Finally, he examines the puzzle of time's "flow," and the remarkable possibility that the passage of time may be an illusion.

Entertaining, illuminating, and ultimately thought provoking, In Search of Time reveals what some of our most insightful thinkers have had to say about time, from Aristotle to Kant, from Newton to Einstein, and continuing with the brightest minds of today.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Dan Falk has written about science for The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Astronomy, Nature, and New Scientist, and has been a regular contributor to the CBC Radio programs Ideas and Quirks and Quarks. His awards include a Gold Medal for Radio Programming from the New York Festivals and the Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy from the American Institute of Physics. His first book, Universe on a T-Shirt, won the 2002 Science in Society Journalism Award from the Canadian Science Writers' Association. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Review:

“Falk's book is what Hawking's Brief History should have been.” ―The Ottawa Citizen

“In this thoroughly readable, broad-sweeping and thought-provoking book, Falk surveys humanity's attempts to record and understand time, and poses some fascinating questions.” ―New Scientist magazine

“An engaging writer who fearlessly tackles potentially brain-freezing topics.” ―San Francisco Chronicle

“Falk selects, organizes and interprets a mass of lore for our enlightenment and pleasure. We owe him.” ―Scientific American

“Falk is a great writer.” ―BBC Focus

“Falk seamlessly combines science with literary and philosophical observations...and digresses to fascinating topics like root notions of past and future, the vagaries of memory and the behavior of birds at breakfast time.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Dan Falk is a riveting writer: his latest book is almost unputdownable. He covers an eclectic range of fascinating topics--from prehistory to the far future. Time is a mysterious commodity: we gain, spend, save, and lose it. But everyone should make enough time to read In Search of Time.” ―Martin J. Rees, author of Just Six Numbers and Our Final Hour

“Mixing simple explanation and personal profiles with touches of philosophy and whimsy, T-Shirt gives a highly accessible introduction to some tough and important physics.” ―American Scientist on UNIVERSE ON A T-SHIRT

“Crisply written, well researched.” ―Sky & Telescope on UNIVERSE ON A T-SHIRT

“[Falk] has a wonderful gift for finding helpful analogies and for writing about science in a way that is accessible without sounding dumbed down.” ―Booklist on UNIVERSE ON A T-SHIRT

“Falk endorses the idea that the best hope for a so-called theory of everything is in string theory, a difficult area of science that Falk nevertheless deftly unravels for the uninitiated.” ―Science News on UNIVERSE ON A T-SHIRT

“Falk delivers a readable, entertaining, and fresh take on the subject. Most significant, he has achieved something original: more cleverly and cleanly than anything I can recall reading, the book itself unifies the story of the search for unifying principles in science.” ―The Globe and Mail on UNIVERSE ON A T-SHIRT

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Falk, Dan
Editorial: St. Martin's Press 2010-01-05 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción St. Martin's Press 2010-01-05, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780312603519B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,20
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Dan Falk
Editorial: MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MacMillan Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312603517

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,04
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Falk, Dan
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VV-9780312603519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Falk, Dan
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780312603519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Falk, Dan
Editorial: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción St. Martin's Griffin. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0312603517 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería NATARAJB1FI835175

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Dan Falk
Editorial: Thomas Dunne Books, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thomas Dunne Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Time surrounds us. It defines our experience of the world; it echoes through our every waking hour. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience. Yet as familiar as it is, time is also deeply mysterious. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it. Yet we do feel it--or at least we think we feel it. No wonder poets, writers, philosophers, and scientists have grappled with time for centuries. In his latest book, award-winning science writer Dan Falk chronicles the story of how humans have come to understand time over the millennia, and by drawing from the latest research in physics, psychology, and other fields, Falk shows how that understanding continues to evolve. In Search of Time begins with our earliest ancestors perception of time and the discoveries that led--with much effort--to the Gregorian calendar, atomic clocks, and leap seconds. Falk examines the workings of memory, the brain s remarkable bridge across time, and asks whether humans are unique in their ability to recall the past and imagine the future. He explores the possibility of time travel, and the paradoxes it seems to entail. Falk looks at the quest to comprehend the beginning of time and how time--and the universe--may end. Finally, he examines the puzzle of time s flow, and the remarkable possibility that the passage of time may be an illusion. Entertaining, illuminating, and ultimately thought provoking, In Search of Time reveals what some of our most insightful thinkers have had to say about time, from Aristotle to Kant, from Newton to Einstein, and continuing with the brightest minds of today. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780312603519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Dan Falk
Editorial: Thomas Dunne Books, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thomas Dunne Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Time surrounds us. It defines our experience of the world; it echoes through our every waking hour. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience. Yet as familiar as it is, time is also deeply mysterious. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it. Yet we do feel it--or at least we think we feel it. No wonder poets, writers, philosophers, and scientists have grappled with time for centuries. In his latest book, award-winning science writer Dan Falk chronicles the story of how humans have come to understand time over the millennia, and by drawing from the latest research in physics, psychology, and other fields, Falk shows how that understanding continues to evolve. In Search of Time begins with our earliest ancestors perception of time and the discoveries that led--with much effort--to the Gregorian calendar, atomic clocks, and -leap seconds.- Falk examines the workings of memory, the brain s remarkable -bridge across time, - and asks whether humans are unique in their ability to recall the past and imagine the future. He explores the possibility of time travel, and the paradoxes it seems to entail. Falk looks at the quest to comprehend the beginning of time and how time--and the universe--may end. Finally, he examines the puzzle of time s -flow, - and the remarkable possibility that the passage of time may be an illusion. Entertaining, illuminating, and ultimately thought provoking, In Search of Time reveals what some of our most insightful thinkers have had to say about time, from Aristotle to Kant, from Newton to Einstein, and continuing with the brightest minds of today. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780312603519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Dan Falk
Editorial: Thomas Dunne Books, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Thomas Dunne Books, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Time surrounds us. It defines our experience of the world; it echoes through our every waking hour. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience. Yet as familiar as it is, time is also deeply mysterious. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it. Yet we do feel it--or at least we think we feel it. No wonder poets, writers, philosophers, and scientists have grappled with time for centuries. In his latest book, award-winning science writer Dan Falk chronicles the story of how humans have come to understand time over the millennia, and by drawing from the latest research in physics, psychology, and other fields, Falk shows how that understanding continues to evolve. In Search of Time begins with our earliest ancestors perception of time and the discoveries that led--with much effort--to the Gregorian calendar, atomic clocks, and -leap seconds.- Falk examines the workings of memory, the brain s remarkable -bridge across time, - and asks whether humans are unique in their ability to recall the past and imagine the future. He explores the possibility of time travel, and the paradoxes it seems to entail. Falk looks at the quest to comprehend the beginning of time and how time--and the universe--may end. Finally, he examines the puzzle of time s -flow, - and the remarkable possibility that the passage of time may be an illusion. Entertaining, illuminating, and ultimately thought provoking, In Search of Time reveals what some of our most insightful thinkers have had to say about time, from Aristotle to Kant, from Newton to Einstein, and continuing with the brightest minds of today. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780312603519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,48
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Falk, Dan
Editorial: St. Martin's Griffin (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción St. Martin's Griffin, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312603517

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,59
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Dan Falk
Editorial: St. Martin's Griffin (2010)
ISBN 10: 0312603517 ISBN 13: 9780312603519
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción St. Martin's Griffin, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312603517

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda