by Katinka Ridderbos (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521782937
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/08/2002
Series: The Darwin College Lectures , #14
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Katinka Ridderbos is a Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. Her main research interests are the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics and the problem of the direction of time.

Table of Contents

Introduction Katinka Ridderbos; 1. Time and modern physics Christopher J. Isham and Konstantina Savvidou; 2. Cyclic and linear time in early India Romila Thapar; 3. Time travel D. H. Mellor; 4. The genetics of time Charalambos P. Kyriacou; 5. The timing of action Alan Wing; 6. Talking about time David Crystal; 7. Storytime and its futures Gillian Beer; 8. Time and religion J. R. Lucas.

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