Why Time Flies A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 141654027X
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“[Why Time Flies] captures us. Because it opens up a well of fascinating queries and gives us a glimpse of what has become an ever more deepening mystery for humans: the nature of time.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures.” —Science

“Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we’re bored and speed by as we get older? How and why does time fly?

In this witty and meditative exploration, award-winning author and New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick takes readers on a personal quest to understand how time gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that “now” actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one fleeting moment in a neuroscientist’s lab, even makes time go backward. Why Time Flies is an instant classic, a vivid and intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all.

Warum Die Zeit Verfliegt Eine Grosstenteils Wissenschaftliche Erkundung German Edition

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: B071D28H7Q
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»In dieser klarsichtigen, umsichtigen und wunderbar geschriebenen Erkundung der Zeit bietet Burdick nicht weniger als eine völlig neue Sichtweise darauf, was es heißt, Mensch zu sein.« Hanya Yanagihara, Autorin von "Ein wenig Leben"

Die Zeit kann dahinkriechen oder rasend schnell verfliegen. Wir wünschen uns alle Zeit der Welt und wissen doch, dass sie irgendwann abläuft. Über Zeit zu sprechen heißt, in Bildern zu sprechen. Denn was genau ist Zeit? Erlebt ein Kind sie so wie ein Erwachsener? Warum fließt sie zäh wie Honig dahin, wenn wir uns langweilen, und zerrinnt im Alter wie Sand zwischen den Fingern? Warum und wie verfliegt die Zeit?

In seiner ebenso leichtfüßigen wie tiefgreifenden Erkundung sucht Alan Burdick nach dem Uhrwerk, das in uns allen tickt. Ein Jahrzehnt lang hat er die wissenschaftliche Forschung über unsere Wahrnehmung von Zeit verfolgt und dabei die genaueste Uhr der Welt besucht (die nur auf dem Papier existiert), herausgefunden, das "jetzt" tatsächlich den Bruchteil einer Sekunde her ist, in der Arktis gelebt, um jegliches Zeitgefühl zu verlieren und, wenn auch nur für einen flüchtigen Moment, in einem Labor den Fluss der Zeit umgekehrt.

Ein größtenteils wissenschaftliches, mitreißend persönliches und faszinierendes Buch über unsere lebenslange Beziehung mit der Zeit.

Why Time Flies

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451677014
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Why Time Flies is an instant classic, a vivid and intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all.

Why Time Flies

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141654027X
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Explores how life is organized around time and its conflicting perceptions, drawing on the author's international travels and research lab visits where he witnessed fascinating time-altering phenomena.

Why Time Flies

Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925626148
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Why Time Flies is a vivid and intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all. Alan Burdick is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a frequent contributor to its science-and-tech blog.

The Voices Within

Author: Charles Fernyhough
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782830782
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In The Voices Within, Royal Society Prize shortlisted psychologist Charles Fernyhough draws on extensive original research and a wealth of cultural touchpoints to reveal the workings of our inner voices, and how those voices link to ...

Storm In A Teacup

Author: Helen Czerski
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473525934
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This is physics as the toolbox of science - a toolbox we need in order to make sense of what is around us and arrive at decisions about the future, from medical advances to solving our future energy needs.

Time Travel

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307908801
Size: 57.66 MB
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Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen.

Time Warped

Author: Claudia Hammond
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857863452
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Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? In Time Warped, we meet the people willing to go to extreme lengths to find out.

Are Numbers Real

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472139771
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In Are Numbers Real? Brian Clegg explores the way that maths has become more and more detached from reality, yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics.

Wild Nights

Author: Benjamin Reiss
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094856
Size: 39.89 MB
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In lyrical prose, he leads readers from bedrooms and laboratories to factories and battlefields to Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond, telling the stories of troubled sleepers, hibernating peasants, sleepwalking preachers, ...