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Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation / Alan Burdick.

Burdick, Alan. (Author).
Large Print Book Large Print Book ([2017])
Description: 557 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press ; a part of GALE, Cengage Learning, [2017]
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction Large Print 529.2 Bur 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Large Print LARGE PRINT 529.2 BUR (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 529.2/BURDICK - LARGE TYPE (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 1410496929 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781410496928 (hardcover)
  • Edition: Large print edition.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-553).
Foreword -- The hours -- The days -- The instants -- Why time flies.
"Time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older? How and why does time fly? In this exploration, author and New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick takes readers on a personal quest to understand how time gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that "now" actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one fleeting moment in a neuroscientist's lab, even makes time go backward.
Citation: Burdick, Alan. "Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation." Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press ; a part of GALE, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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