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The Resource Time travel, James Gleick

Time travel, James Gleick

Label
Time travel
Title
Time travel
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were 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. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture - from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores 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
Summary
Presents an exploration of time travel that details its subversive origins, evolution in literature and science, and enduring influence on the understanding of time itself
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526803
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
G54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history
Label
Time travel, James Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5817206
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780307908797
Lccn
2016002323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935983379
  • (OCoLC)935983379
Label
Time travel, James Gleick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5817206
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780307908797
Lccn
2016002323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935983379
  • (OCoLC)935983379

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