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Author Frank, Adam, 1962-

Title About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang / Adam Frank.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, 2011.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  523.18 FRANK    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  523.1 FRANK    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  523.18 F85    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  523.18 FRANK    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  523.18 FRANK    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  523.18 FRANK    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  523.18 FRANK    Check Shelf
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 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  523.18 FR    Check Shelf
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition.
Description xxi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-387) and index.
Contents Talking sky, working stone and living field: From preshistory to the agricultural revolution -- The city, the cycle and the epicycle: From the urban revolution to a rational universe -- The clock, the bell tower and the spheres of God: From the medieval monastery to the renaissance cosmos -- Cosmic machines, illuminated night and the factory clock: From Newton's universe to Thermodynamics and the industrial revolution -- The telegraph, the electric clock and the block universe: The imperatives of simultaneity from time zones to Einstein's cosmos -- The expanding universe, radio hours and washing machine time: Speed, cosmology and culture between the world wars -- The Big Bang, telstar and a new Armageddon: The nuclear Big Bang's triumph in a televised space age -- Inflaction, cell phones and the outlook universe: Information revolutions and the Big Bang gets in trouble -- Wheels within wheels : Cyclic universes and the challenge of Quantum gravity: Eternal time through repeating time -- Ever-changing eternities : The promise and perils of a multiverse: Eternal inflation, arrors of time and the anthropic principle -- Giving up the ghost : The end of beginnings and the end of time: Cosmology's radical alternatives in three acts -- In the fields of leaning grass: Ending the beginning in human and cosmic time.
Summary "The Big Bang is dead and astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how our experience of time will change as a result"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cosmology.
Big bang theory.
Life -- Origin.
Space and time.
ISBN 9781439169599 hardback $26.00
1439169594 hardback
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