About Time

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684818221

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 9675

Examines the ramifications of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mysteries of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe
Posted in Science

About Time

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141951982

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 5355

This is a book about the meaning of time, what it is, when it has started, how it flows and where to. It examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal.
Posted in Science

About Time

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140174613

Category: Mathematics

Page: 316

View: 7841

This is a book about the meaning of time, what it is, when it has started, how it flows and where to. It examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal.
Posted in Mathematics

About Time

Author: Adam Frank

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740603

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 993

From Stonehenge to beyond the Big Bang, an exhilarating scientific exploration of how we make time Time is the grandest conception of the universe that we humans have been able to imagine – and its most intimate, the very frame of human life. In About Time, astrophysicist and award-winning writer Adam Frank tells the scientific story of this wonderful and tyrannical invention. A Palaeolithic farmer moved through the sun-fuelled day and star-steered night in a radically different way than the Elizabethan merchants who set their pace to the clocks newly installed in their town squares. Since then, science has swept time into increasingly minute and standardized units – the industrial efficiency of ironworks’ punch clocks; the space-age precision of atomic fountains and GPS satellites; the fifteen-minute increments of Outlook’s digital revolution. And in the past decade, string-theory branes, multiverses, and “clockless” physics have begun to overturn our ideas about how the universe began – the Big Bang – in ways that will completely rewrite time and our experience of it. Weaving cosmology with day-to-day chronicles and a down-to-earth style, About Time is both dazzling and riveting as it confronts what comes next.
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It's About Time

Understanding Einstein's Relativity

Author: N. David Mermin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830842

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 2574

In It's About Time, N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously explained without advanced mathematics. This readable exposition of the nature of time as addressed in Einstein's theory of relativity is accessible to anyone who remembers a little high school algebra and elementary plane geometry. The book evolved as Mermin taught the subject to diverse groups of undergraduates at Cornell University, none of them science majors, over three and a half decades. Mermin's approach is imaginative, yet accurate and complete. Clear, lively, and informal, the book will appeal to intellectually curious readers of all kinds, including even professional physicists, who will be intrigued by its highly original approach.
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About Time

A First Look at Time and Clocks

Author: Bruce Koscielniak

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544128907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2745

“[An] impressive history of timekeeping.”—Horn Book Bruce Koscielniak, in this Common Core text exemplar, tells the intriguing story of the many years spent tinkering and inventing to perfect the art of telling time. When time itself was undefined, no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour, and a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the sun, the moon, and the water, but soon after people began using their knowledge about the natural world to build clocks and to create calendars made up of months and years. Centuries later, we have clocks and calendars all around us! This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Informational Texts)
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About Time

Surviving Ireland's Death Row

Author: Peter Pringle

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752491563

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9503

Law and justice are not always one and the same. On November 27, 1980, Peter Pringle waited in an Irish court to hear the following words: "Peter Pringle, for the crime of capital murder . . . the law prescribes only one penalty, and that penalty is death." The problem was that Peter did not commit this crime. Facing a sentence of death by hanging, Peter sought the inner strength and determination to survive. When his sentence was changed to forty years without remission he set out to prove his innocence. Fifteen years later, he is finally a free man. This is his story.
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About Time

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910173138

Category: Film novelizations

Page: 56

View: 2005

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. At the age of twenty-one, Tim is told an incredible family secret by his father: all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He decides to use his new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary with hilarious and moving results. About Time is based on the 2013 movie by Richard Curtis, writer of Notting Hill & Love Actually.
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About Time

A Visual Memoir Around the Clock

Author: Vahram Muratyan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316411004

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 8665

By the author of Paris Versus New York, an illustrated exploration of time and memory. Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This might be your first time, your last time, or you may be stuck in your routine. How we experience time shapes our relationships, memories, dreams, and nightmares. And only with time can possibility become reality. From the acclaimed illustrator and author of PARIS VERSUS NEW YORK comes a visual memoir inspired by Muratyan's travels across four continents and multiple time zones. Warm, funny, chic, throught-provoking, and as graphically pleasing as its predecessor, ABOUT TIME is a meditation and celebration of how we spend our lives.
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It's About Time

The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing

Author: Rajan Suri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439805961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 9596

In the decade since the publication of Rajan Suri’s landmark book, Quick Response Manufacturing, the innovative principles of QRM have been proven with impressive results at many companies, big and small, in a variety of industries. While the key principles of QRM remain unchanged, after a decade of teaching QRM workshops to senior executives, Suri has developed a clear, concise, and accessible method of presenting QRM strategy using four core concepts: 1. The Power of Time – the huge impact time has on your entire enterprise 2. Organization Structure – how to structure your organization to reduce lead times 3. System Dynamics – understanding how interactions between jobs and resources impact time to make better decisions on capacity, lot sizes, and similar issues 4. Enterprise-Wide Application – QRM is not just a shop floor strategy, it extends across your whole enterprise including material planning and control, supply management, office operations, and new product introduction Presenting new case studies on QRM implementation, It's About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing illustrates how QRM can not only reduce lead times but also improve quality, reduce operating costs, and enable companies to gain substantial market share. This practical reference explains how factories in advanced nations can use QRM strategy to compete with manufacturers in low-wage countries. In addition, it provides helpful pointers for QRM implementation, including accounting strategies, novel cost-justification approaches, and a stepwise process for implementation. Also included is a bonus CD with five appendices that provide a number of practical details to assist in the success of your QRM implementation. When you are ready to start implementing QRM, you will find that these appendices contain time-saving tips to help you work through implementation issues―including simple calculation methods and tools to support the design of your QRM strategy. You can also access these Appendices on the Downloads and updates tab on https://www.crcpress.com/9781439805961. The author, Rajan Suri, recently became one of only 10 people to be inducted into Industry Week's 2010 Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Posted in Business & Economics

About Time for Teaching

Author: Robyn Pearce

Publisher: Robyn Pearce

ISBN: 0790010445

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 8982

Robyn Pearce has learned her subject the hard way - once asingle mother of six and a burnt-out realtor, she is now aninternational speaker on time management and creator ofinternationally licensed productivity training programmes.For years she personally struggled with her own time andmanagement habits. Robyn has worked extensively in theeducation sector and now shares her tips with all teachersthose who support them.
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It's about Time

Couples and Careers

Author: Phyllis Moen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 3121

How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world?It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples use in light of the widening gap between their real lives and the outdated work-hour and career-path roles, rules, and regulations they confront. It's about Time draws on the data from the Cornell Couples and Careers Study to demonstrate that:*Regardless of income, time is a scarce commodity in dual-earner households. With two jobs, two commutes, often long work hours, high job demands, business travel, several cars, children, ailing relatives, and/or pets - time is always an issue.*Time is built into jobs and career paths in ways that make continuous full-time (40 or typically more hours a week) paid work a fact of life in American society. *The multiple strands of life—career, family and personal—unfold over time. Spouses move through their life courses in tandem, with early choices - to have children or not, to work long hours or not, to switch jobs or not, to relocate for his or her career or not—all having long-term consequences for life quality and for gender inequality.The evidence from this book suggests that it is about time for the United States to confront the realities and needs of contemporary working couples and indeed, all members of the new workforce. To do so requires more than Band-Aid, short-term (and often short-sighted) policy remedies. It's about Time argues that it is essential to re-imagine and reconfigure work hours, workweeks, and occupational career paths in ways that address the widening gaps between the time needs and goals of workers and their families, at all ages and stages of the life course.
Posted in Business & Economics

About Time

The Forerunners of Time Travel and Temporal Anomalies in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Chad Arment

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1930585551

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6237

This anthology collects early fifteen stories (1819-1916) that demonstrate time travel, time shifts, and other temporal tampering before the "golden age" of science fiction took time travel stories to heart. Stories include the well-known and sometimes overlooked: Rip Van Winkle, Peter Rugg, Missing One's Coach, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (Poe), The Clock that Went Backward, An Uncommon Sort of Spectre (Mitchell), Newton's Brain, The New Accelerator (H. G. Wells), "Wireless" (Kipling), The Hour-Glass, John Bartine's Watch (Bierce), Phantas (Oliver Onions), Accessory Before the Fact (Algernon Blackwood), and Enoch Soames. This is a useful collection for those investigating the early history of time travel fiction.
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About Time!

120 Tips for Those with No Time

Author: Robyn Pearce

Publisher: Maruki Books

ISBN: 0958246009

Category: Personal information management

Page: 275

View: 9703

If you've ever thought 'there must be a quicker way!' There is! This book is a 'quick-dip' of tried and true practical tips from real people - tips that will help anyone to find all those missing hours.
Posted in Personal information management

About Time

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684818221

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 5193

Examines the ramifications of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mysteries of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe
Posted in Science

About Time

Author: Tom Cole

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822200024

Category: Drama

Page: 56

View: 8094

THE STORY: ABOUT TIME takes place in the condominium kitchen of an old married couple. Over the course of the day from breakfast and lunch to dinner and a late snack, the couple talk about everything under the sun, especially food, sex, children an
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About time

a philosophical inquiry into the origin and nature of time

Author: P. J. Zwart

Publisher: North-Holland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

View: 1608

Posted in Philosophy

It's About Time

Understanding Einstein's Relativity

Author: N. David Mermin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691141274

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 8110

Time.
Posted in Science

It's about Time

Couples and Careers

Author: Phyllis Moen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 1391

How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world?It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples use in light of the widening gap between their real lives and the outdated work-hour and career-path roles, rules, and regulations they confront. It's about Time draws on the data from the Cornell Couples and Careers Study to demonstrate that:*Regardless of income, time is a scarce commodity in dual-earner households. With two jobs, two commutes, often long work hours, high job demands, business travel, several cars, children, ailing relatives, and/or pets - time is always an issue.*Time is built into jobs and career paths in ways that make continuous full-time (40 or typically more hours a week) paid work a fact of life in American society. *The multiple strands of life—career, family and personal—unfold over time. Spouses move through their life courses in tandem, with early choices - to have children or not, to work long hours or not, to switch jobs or not, to relocate for his or her career or not—all having long-term consequences for life quality and for gender inequality.The evidence from this book suggests that it is about time for the United States to confront the realities and needs of contemporary working couples and indeed, all members of the new workforce. To do so requires more than Band-Aid, short-term (and often short-sighted) policy remedies. It's about Time argues that it is essential to re-imagine and reconfigure work hours, workweeks, and occupational career paths in ways that address the widening gaps between the time needs and goals of workers and their families, at all ages and stages of the life course.
Posted in Business & Economics

About Time

Author: Mark Currie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 2691

Why have theorists approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect? Mark Currie argues that anticipation and other forms of projection into the future are vital for an understanding of narrative and its effects in the world.
Posted in Literary Criticism