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Time travel : a history / James Gleick.

Gleick, James, author. (Author).
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  • 10 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 530.11 GLE (Text) 33118000177075 Adult: New Book Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main 530.11 GLE (Text) 840191002393388 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg 530.11 GLEICK (Text) 32826014050546 New Books Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 530.11 GLE (Text) 36626103769477 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 530.11 GLEICK (Text) 33946003142036 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 530.11 GLE (Text) 39391006769515 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 530.11 GLE (Text) 34330512961641 Adult - New Books Available -
Montezuma Public Library - Montezuma 530.11 GLEI (Text) 36754000295188 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 530.11 GLE (Text) 37323005278463 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 530.11 GLE (Text) 78551000528079 Non-Fiction Checked out 12/10/2016
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  • ISBN: 9780307908797
  • ISBN: 0307908798
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine -- Fin de si├Ęcle -- Philosophers and pulps -- Ancient light -- By your bootstraps -- Arrow of time -- A river, a path, a maze -- Eternity -- Buried time -- Backward -- The paradoxes -- What is time? -- Our only boat -- Presently.
Summary, etc.: 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, The Time Machine. 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 Doctor Who, 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.
Subject: Space and time > Popular works.
Time travel > Popular works.
SCIENCE / History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
HISTORY / World.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.

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