Time #2020

Time By Alexander Waugh Time In the vein of popular science successes such as THE CALENDAR and FERMAT S LAST THEOREM TIME looks at man s obsessive and ingenious efforts to measure and label the dimension that dominates our lives
  • Title: Time
  • Author: Alexander Waugh
  • ISBN: 9780747259886
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Time By Alexander Waugh In the vein of popular science successes such as THE CALENDAR and FERMAT S LAST THEOREM, TIME looks at man s obsessive and ingenious efforts to measure and label the dimension that dominates our lives Waugh looks at every aspect of time from the Big Bang, through clock time and calendars to the end of time Drawing on Waugh s polymathic knowledge of art, music, literatuIn the vein of popular science successes such as THE CALENDAR and FERMAT S LAST THEOREM, TIME looks at man s obsessive and ingenious efforts to measure and label the dimension that dominates our lives Waugh looks at every aspect of time from the Big Bang, through clock time and calendars to the end of time Drawing on Waugh s polymathic knowledge of art, music, literature, science and social history, this is a hugely entertaining examination of the big questions about time how were seconds, minutes and hours agreed how were the various calendars arrived at and why are there twelve months in a year and seven days in a week
    Time By Alexander Waugh TIME Current Breaking News National World Updates A TIME analysis of the per capita spread of the epidemic in all states and Washington, D.C found considerable range in the rate of contagion, and, in some parts of the country, a significant The World Clock Worldwide Time and Date World time and date for cities in all time zones International time right now Takes into account all DST clock changes. Time National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology Time and Frequency Division maintains the standard for frequency and time interval for the United States, provides official time to the United States, and carries out a broad program of research and service activities in time and frequency metrology. Time Time exact time, any time zone Nov , Time displays exact, official atomic clock time for any time zone than million locations in languages Automated access is prohibited Support Time definition of time by The Free Dictionary Define time time synonyms, time pronunciation, time translation, English dictionary definition of time n a A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future b.
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    874 thoughts on “Time”

    1. Very interesting subject matter which the author Alexander Waugh handles with a literary style of writing This is a style I do not like nor one that I think fits scientific based subjects I found Waugh s wordy delivery bogged down the great information he had to present.


    2. Fascinating book Waugh was able to take a complex, fairly dry subject and present it as entertaining, as well as informative The one thing that disappointed me though was the lack of women present in the text Yeah yeah, I know about women s historic role in the Church and in science, but I feel there were some real missed opportunities to have said, Maybe a man didn t do this A perfect example would have been for the chapter entitled Menses for God s sake The Ishango bone was a tool from the Upp [...]


    3. Alexander Waugh has written a book about a topic which is grand in scope and he has done a good job of exploring such a common, but at the same time barely understood concept From the point of view of History TIME is a well written book He entertainingly explores the concept of time through history with many enjoyable anecdotes and examples The Science is well explained, allowing those of us without PhDs to grasp the esoteric ideas relating to Time Waugh is prone to wandering off topic on an as [...]


    4. One of those books you can read again and again The sort of book you want to read again and again The is is an extraordinary book not just because of all the fascinating things that it tells you about time, but because of the way the author plays the reader He lets you suppose one thing and changes tack, telling you that what you had just learned was not in fact true The reader needs to stay on his toes, not be fooled by this ingenious method, the author seems to be telling us not to take anythn [...]


    5. A strange way to talk about how our time systems came to exist the way they are now With the exception of the Day, Month and Year, all of our other time frames are human manufactured, and the way that they came to exist is fascinating This book describes in minute detail every time component from the second up to the Millenium, and then jumps into some high level physics and talkes about relativity and quantum mechanics.


    6. A witty history of time everything from how we ended up with a 7 day week, and why our fascination with decades is just as absurd as the Gnostic s belief in the spirituality of numbers to how physicists define space time The writer s smart and conversational It s also a good book to read in stages I read it in fits and starts over the course of several months.


    7. This sprightly, delightful book is just the sort of read for an idle afternoon, running through the history of time keeping, with some side jaunts into the mathematics of time There are also reveries on time according to various individuals, as well as cultures I would have loved of this, and less of the math, which just taxes my dyslexic brain, but others might relish the number talk.


    8. Well written, with a chapter devoted to each of the units of time that we know now starting with seconds, and going all the way up to a millenium The last few chapters deal with complex time and eternity.


    9. If this book was not filled with Waugh s very unfunny attempts at humour this book would have been worth 5 stars.



    10. Interesting discussion of the history of the measurement of time with some discussion of the philosophy of time



    11. What wit and research The historical parts are fascinating, the science was hard to grasp Probably just my small frontal lobe that couldn t grasp it.


    12. I give up I m bored, I don t care and I don t care for his writing style I need fiction I m still giving it three stars because it isn t bad, just isn t for me.


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