The Resource Time travel : a history, James Gleick

Time travel : a history, James Gleick

Label
Time travel : a history
Title
Time travel
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine. It was an era when a host of forces was 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. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates 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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleick, James
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Time travel
  • Space and time
  • Time travel
Label
Time travel : a history, James Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine -- Fin de siècle -- 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
Control code
ocn935983379
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780307908797
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016002323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026554437
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Time travel : a history, James Gleick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine -- Fin de siècle -- 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
Control code
ocn935983379
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780307908797
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016002323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026554437
Other physical details
illustrations

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