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The Idea of Time

By: Charles Hepworth Holland

150 pages, B/w photos, illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 1999 | #94178 | ISBN: 0471985457
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About this book

Examines differing perspectives on time, how and why we measure time as we do and time in relation to our lives. It then moves on to look at time in relation to the universe as a whole, from the beginnings of time through to the present incorporating views by the ancient and modern philosophers and the role that religion has in the discussion of time.

..."a success..."
(Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol 48, 2000)

"an erudite, cultured and poetic vision"
(Palaeontological Association, November 2001)


Contents

What do we mean when we talk about time; clocks and calendars; time and life; human time; the artistic view of time; a growing sense of geological time; geochronometry; stratigraphy; the solar system and beyond; cosmology; the philosophy of time; what do we understand when we think about time.

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