Time Travel

  • Filename: time-travel.
  • ISBN: 9780307908803
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: Pantheon



“A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey.” —The Millions “A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction.” —Washington Post “A thrilling journey of ideas.” —Boston Globe 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. (With a color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout)

Time Travel

  • Filename: time-travel.
  • ISBN: 9780007544448
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, 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.

Time Travel

  • Filename: time-travel.
  • ISBN: 9780823249961
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: David Wittenberg
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press



This work argues that time travel fiction is a narrative 'laboratory', a setting for thought experiments in which essential theoretical questions about storytelling are represented in the form of literal devices and plots.

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

  • Filename: rush-revere-and-the-brave-pilgrims.
  • ISBN: 9781476755861
  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Rush Limbaugh
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to experience American history as it happens aboard the Mayflower and on Plymouth Plantation.

Time Machines

  • Filename: time-machines.
  • ISBN: 0387985719
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 628
  • Author: Paul J. Nahin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Time Machines takes you on an exhilarating journey through the intriguing theories of scientists and the far-flung imaginations of writers. It explores the ideas of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Gödel, and others; time travel paradoxes, and much more. For anyone who shares a fascination with time travel, Time Machines is an engrossing study of what writers have imagined and what scientists may some day make possible. "Here's a gem of a book...all peppered with delightful notes...I can't turn a page without finding a jewel."Clifford Stoll, University of California, Berkeley, author of "The Cuckoo's Egg""...I have been struck by the richness and complexity of the tapestry of ideas that Nahin presents...may well remain the most readable and complete treatise on time travel in science and science fiction." Kip S. Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology"if, like me, you are a child at heart, the real fun lies in the zany stories and wild speculations" Physics World

Must Love Breeches

  • Filename: must-love-breeches.
  • ISBN: 9780990540007
  • Release Date: 2014-09-03
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: Angela Quarles
  • Publisher: Unsealed Room Press



She's finally met the man of her dreams–too bad he lives in a different century! A devoted history buff finds the re-enactment of a pre-Victorian ball in London a bit boring…until a mysterious artifact sweeps her back in time to the real event, and into the arms of a compelling British lord. Isabelle Rochon can't believe it when she finds herself in the reality of 1830's London high society. She's thrilled to witness events and people she's studied. But she may also have to survive without modern tools or career–unless she can find a way to return to her time. And then there's Viscount Lord Montagu, a man whose embrace curls her toes, but who has a dangerous agenda of his own. Lord Phineas Montagu is on a mission to avenge his sister, and he'll stop at nothing, including convincing an alluring stranger to pose as his respectable fiancé. He's happy to repay her by helping her search for her stolen calling card case that brought her back in time. But he doesn’t bargain for the lady being his intellectual match–or for the irresistible attraction that flames between them. They're both certain they know what they want, but as passion flares, Phineas must keep both himself and Isabella safe from unseen opponents, and she must choose when and where her heart belongs. Can they ever be together for good? Don't miss the time travel romance USA Today called "a delicious twist on historical drama and romance."

Doomsday Book

  • Filename: doomsday-book.
  • ISBN: 9780575131101
  • Release Date: 2012-11-08
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Connie Willis
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin - barely of age herself - finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993 "A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review "Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus "It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post

The Daughter of Time

  • Filename: the-daughter-of-time.
  • ISBN: 9780684803869
  • Release Date: 1995-11-29
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Josephine Tey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A hospitalized English policeman reconstructs historical evidence concerning Richard III's role in the murder of Edward IV's two sons.

A Brief History of Time

  • Filename: a-brief-history-of-time.
  • ISBN: 055389692X
  • Release Date: 2011-05-04
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Stephen Hawking
  • Publisher: Bantam



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Time and Time Again

  • Filename: time-and-time-again.
  • ISBN: 9781466888906
  • Release Date: 2015-12-22
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ben Elton
  • Publisher: Macmillan



If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill? In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe. It's the first of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it?

Love Beyond Time

  • Filename: love-beyond-time.
  • ISBN: 0989950247
  • Release Date: 2013-11
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: Bethany Claire
  • Publisher:



It began nearly four hundred years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic.... Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle's ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?

The Time Machine

  • Filename: the-time-machine.
  • ISBN: 1577658043
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: H. G. Wells
  • Publisher: ABDO



A scientist invents a machine that transports him far into the future where he discovers a changed world inhabited by two unusual races, the Eloi and the Morlocks.

Kindred

  • Filename: kindred.
  • ISBN: 9781472214829
  • Release Date: 2014-03-27
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



On her 26th birthday, Dana and her husband are moving into their apartment when she starts to feel dizzy. She falls to her knees, nauseous. Then the world falls away. She finds herself at the edge of a green wood by a vast river. A child is screaming. Wading into the water, she pulls him to safety, only to find herself face to face with a very old looking rifle, in the hands of the boy's father. She's terrified. The next thing she knows she's back in her apartment, soaking wet. It's the most terrifying experience of her life ... until it happens again. The longer Dana spends in 19th century Maryland - a very dangerous place for a black woman - the more aware she is that her life might be over before it's even begun.

The Information

  • Filename: the-information.
  • ISBN: 9780307379573
  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: Vintage



James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born. From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long-misunderstood talking drums of Africa, Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information: Charles Babbage, the idiosyncratic inventor of the first great mechanical computer; Ada Byron, the brilliant and doomed daughter of the poet, who became the first true programmer; pivotal figures like Samuel Morse and Alan Turing; and Claude Shannon, the creator of information theory itself. And then the information age arrives. Citizens of this world become experts willy-nilly: aficionados of bits and bytes. And we sometimes feel we are drowning, swept by a deluge of signs and signals, news and images, blogs and tweets. The Information is the story of how we got here and where we are heading. From the Hardcover edition.

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