About Time: From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks, How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives (Paperback)Adam Frank (author)
Paperback Published: 15/03/2012
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From a Palaeolithic farmer living by the sun and stone plinths to the factory worker logging into an industrial punch clock to the modern manager enslaved to Outlook's 15-minute increments, our relationship with time has constantly evolved alongside our scientific understanding of the universe. And the latest advances in physics - string-theory branes, multiverses, "clockless" physics - are positioned to completely rewrite time in the coming years. Weaving cosmology with day-to-day chronicles and a lively wit, astrophysicist Adam Frank tells the dazzling story of humanity's invention of time and how we will experience it in the future.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 34 mm
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