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What Is Time? G.J. Whitrow

What Is Time?

G.J. Whitrow

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ISBN : 9780500010853
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Professor Whitrow takes us on a good-humoured and wide-ranging tour of what clocks keep (more or less). He discusses how our ideas of time originated- how far they are inborn in plants and animals- how time has been measured, from sundial andMoreProfessor Whitrow takes us on a good-humoured and wide-ranging tour of what clocks keep (more or less). He discusses how our ideas of time originated- how far they are inborn in plants and animals- how time has been measured, from sundial and hourglass to the caesium clock- and whether time possesses a begining, a direction, and an end. He examines the differences between cyclic, linear, biological, cosmic, and space-time, and provides frequent diversions into fascinating topics such as the Mayan calendar, the migration of birds, the dances of bees, precognition, and the short, crowded lives of mu-mesons, particles produced by cosmic-ray showers that exist for just two-millionths of a second.