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Title:Time Travel: A History
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James Gleick
Publisher:Pantheon
ISBN:0307908801
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:304
Category:Science, Non fiction, History, Time travel, Philosophy, Physics

Time Travel: A History by James Gleick

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Time Travel: A History From the acclaimed author of i The Information i and i Chaos i a mind bending exploration of time travel its subversive origins its evolution in literature and science and its influence on our understanding of time itself .

Gleick s story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H G Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book an international sensation i The Time Machine i A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time some philosophical and some technological the electric telegraph the steam railroad the discovery of buried civilizations and the perfection of clocks .

Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture from Marcel Proust to i Doctor Who i from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics Finally he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment the instantaneous wired world with its all consuming present and vanishing future

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, The Best American Science Writing 2000, The Character of Physical Law, Time Travel: A History, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Isaac Newton, Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, Nature's Chaos, What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier, Chaos: Making a New Science