By James Gleick

From the acclaimed writer of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time go back and forth: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and technology, and its impact on our figuring out of time itself.

Gleick's tale starts off on the flip of the 20th century with the younger H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the wonderful story that turned his first booklet, a world sensation, The Time Machine. a bunch of forces have been converging to transmute the human realizing of time, a few philosophical and a few technological—the electrical telegraph, the steam railroad, the invention of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time go back and forth as an concept within 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 among pulp fiction and glossy physics. eventually, he delves right into a temporal shift that's unsettling our personal second: the prompt stressed out international, with its all-consuming current and vanishing future.

(With a colour frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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