Time travel : a history /

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 philosophi...

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Main Author: Gleick, James.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Edition: First edition.
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505 0 |a Machine -- Fin de siècle -- Philosophers and pulps -- Ancient lights -- By your bootstraps -- Arrow of time -- A river, a path, a maze -- Eternity -- Buried time -- Backward -- The paradoxes -- What is time? -- Our only boat -- Presently. 
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