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Time: The Familiar Stranger (Tempus)

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No part of existence is more intimately familiar, yet more elusive and mysterious, than time. This wide-ranging, learned, and accessible book surveys the enormous variety of our understandings of time, both in the everyday world and in the specialized realms of the sciences and humanities. From the majestic visions of time and the timeless in major religions, derived from ...more
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Published by Microsoft Press (first published November 1st 1987)
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Joe Stack
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I had little or no idea how complex the subject of time is until I read this book. Time is more that the minutes that pass. It's more than birth, life, & death. This book examines time through science, psychology, religion, sociology, history, and the arts. While I found some parts of this book difficult to read, and some chapters more interesting than others, I found that each section provided challenging ideas. I liked the way the author wove in poetry and other literary excerpts, and I liked ...more
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Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dry read but informational. Good if traveling and on the road with nothing to do. a great weekend read. Discusses all facets of time scientific, cultural, and biological.
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