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The Resource Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation, Alan Burdick

Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation, Alan Burdick

Label
Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation
Title
Why time flies
Title remainder
a mostly scientific investigation
Statement of responsibility
Alan Burdick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older? How and why does time fly? In this witty and meditative exploration, award-winning author and New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick takes readers on a personal quest to understand how time gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that "now" actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one fleeting moment in a neuroscientist's lab, even makes time go backward. Why Time Flies is an instant classic, a vivid and intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all,"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burdick, Alan
Dewey number
529/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB213
LC item number
.B925 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time measurements
  • Time measurements
  • Time measurements
Label
Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation, Alan Burdick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The hours -- The days -- The instants -- Why time flies
Control code
ocn951465449
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781416540281
Lccn
2016025791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951465449
Label
Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation, Alan Burdick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The hours -- The days -- The instants -- Why time flies
Control code
ocn951465449
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781416540281
Lccn
2016025791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951465449

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