Time Travel

Time Travel

A History

Audiobook CD - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780735285903
073528590X
9780735285880
0735285888
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO 530.11 Gleick 10/2016
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, optical, rda
Additional Contributors: Shapiro, Rob - Narrator

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