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About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

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andlt;Bandgt;Our universeand#8217;s and#8220;beginningand#8221; is at an end. andlt;/Bandgt;What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? Everything. Our lives are about to be dramatically shakenand#8212;as altered as they were by the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;About Time, andlt;/Iandgt;astrophysicist Adam Frank allows us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, explaining how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universeand#8217;s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness fifty thousand years ago, our lived experience of time, from hunting and gathering to the invention of cell phones and electronic calendars, has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmologyand#8212;time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflationand#8212;are about to send us in a new direction. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Time is both our grandest and most intimate conception of the universe. Frank tells the story of humanityand#8217;s deepest questionand#8212;when and how did everything begin?and#8212;alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time, looking at the way our engagement with the world has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries inform our daily experience. This astounding book will change the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

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Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? Everything. Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken—as altered as they were by the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.

In About Time, astrophysicist Adam Frank allows us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, explaining how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness fifty thousand years ago, our lived experience of time, from hunting and gathering to the invention of cell phones and electronic calendars, has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmology—time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation—are about to send us in a new direction.

Time is both our grandest and most intimate conception of the universe. Frank tells the story of humanity’s deepest question—when and how did everything begin?—alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time, looking at the way our engagement with the world has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries inform our daily experience. This astounding book will change the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

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Now in paperback, “a phenomenal blend of science and cultural history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), About Time gives readers a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, showing how it is intimately wedded to the texture of our daily lives.

In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness 50,000 years ago, our lived experience of time—from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution to the invention of Outlook calendars—has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmology—time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation—are about to send us in a new direction.

     Frank tells the story of humanity’s deepest question—when and how did everything begin?—alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time. He looks at the way our engagement with the world—our inventions, our habits, and more—has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries, in turn, inform our daily experience.

     This astounding book changes the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Adam Frankandlt;/Bandgt; is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester and a regular contributor to andlt;iandgt;Discoverandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Astronomyandlt;/iandgt; magazines. He has also written for andlt;iandgt;Scientific Americanandlt;/iandgt; and many other publications and is the co-founder of NPR's andlt;iandgt;13:7 Cosmos andamp; Cultureandlt;/iandgt; blog. He was a Hubble Fellow and is the recipient of an American Astronomical Society Prize for his scientific writing.

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"Synopsis" by , Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? Everything. Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken—as altered as they were by the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.

In About Time, astrophysicist Adam Frank allows us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, explaining how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness fifty thousand years ago, our lived experience of time, from hunting and gathering to the invention of cell phones and electronic calendars, has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmology—time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation—are about to send us in a new direction.

Time is both our grandest and most intimate conception of the universe. Frank tells the story of humanity’s deepest question—when and how did everything begin?—alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time, looking at the way our engagement with the world has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries inform our daily experience. This astounding book will change the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, “a phenomenal blend of science and cultural history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), About Time gives readers a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, showing how it is intimately wedded to the texture of our daily lives.

In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness 50,000 years ago, our lived experience of time—from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution to the invention of Outlook calendars—has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmology—time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation—are about to send us in a new direction.

     Frank tells the story of humanity’s deepest question—when and how did everything begin?—alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time. He looks at the way our engagement with the world—our inventions, our habits, and more—has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries, in turn, inform our daily experience.

     This astounding book changes the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

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