Time travel : a history
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2016].
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First edition.
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336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-322) and index.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gleick, J. (2016). Time travel: a history (First edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gleick, James. 2016. Time Travel: A History. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gleick, James. Time Travel: A History New York: Pantheon Books, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gleick, James. Time Travel: A History First edition., Pantheon Books, 2016.

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