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Time travel : a history / James Gleick.

Gleick, James, author. (Author). Shapiro, Rob, narrator. (Added Author).
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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AUDIO 530.11 GLEI (Text) 39391006770224 Audiobooks Checked out 11/03/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780735285903
  • ISBN: 073528590X
  • ISBN: 9780735285880
  • ISBN: 0735285888
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2016]
  • Distributor: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape

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General Note: Title from web page.
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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Rob Shapiro.
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.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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