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David Drummond,Adam Frank
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In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe's origin.

In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe's origin.

About Time" is the interesting book about time, both cosmic and human and how they relate to each other. Astrophysicist Adam Frank takes us on a journey of the human quest to find out what happened at that very moment of creation at the beginning of the Big Bang

About Time" is the interesting book about time, both cosmic and human and how they relate to each other. Astrophysicist Adam Frank takes us on a journey of the human quest to find out what happened at that very moment of creation at the beginning of the Big Bang. He provides us with an understanding of how we got to the Big Bang and a provocative look at how cosmology has evolved and the looming alternatives.

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The Big Bang is dead and astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how our experience of time will change . It is no longer the beginning of time.

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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.

About Time : Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang. Our universe's "beginning" is at an end. What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? Everything.

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In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe's origin

In About Time, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe's origin. But the latest theories in cosmology - time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation - are about to send us in a new direction

The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe's "beginning" is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again-as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.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 fifty thousand 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.Time is both our grandest and most intimate conception of the universe. Many books tell the story, recounting the progress of scientific cosmology. 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 will change the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.
  • Yggdi
About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang by Adam Frank

"About Time" is the interesting book about time, both cosmic and human and how they relate to each other. Astrophysicist Adam Frank takes us on a journey of the human quest to find out what happened at that very moment of creation at the beginning of the Big Bang. He provides us with an understanding of how we got to the Big Bang and a provocative look at how cosmology has evolved and the looming alternatives. This 432-page book is composed of the following twelve chapters: 1. Talking Sky, Working Stone and Living Field, 2. The City, the Cycle and the Epicycle, 3. The Clock, the Bell Tower and the Spheres of God, 4. Cosmic Machines, Illuminated Night and the Factory Clock, 5. The Telegraph, the Electric Clock and the Block Universe, 6. The Expanding Universe, Radio Hours and Washing Machine Time, 7. The Big Bang and a New Armageddon, 8. Inflation, Cell Phones and the Outlook Universe, 9. Wheels Within Wheels: Cyclic Universes and the Challenge of Quantum Gravity, 10. Ever-Changing Eternities: The Promise and Perils of a Multiverse, 11. Giving Up the Ghost: The End of Beginning and the End of Time, and 12. In the Fields of Learning Grass.

Positives:
1. Fantastic book for the laymen. Complex themes that is accessible to the masses.
2. Fascinating topic of cosmology in the hands of an educator.
3. Excellent format. The author introduces each chapter with an amusing vignette and proceeds to his narration.
4. Elegant prose that at times makes you forget that you are reading a science book about cosmology. Science writing at its best.
5. Great use of charts and illustrations.
6. The author was fair and even handed. Very respectful and professional tone.
7. The holy grail of physics.
8. This whole book revolves around our conception of time and how it relates to the cosmos. A historical look at time and how the concept has evolved.
9. An interesting look at inventions over time and how it impacted our lives. The great inventors behind them.
10. How myths relate to the cosmos.
11. The most critical result of urban revolution.
12. How calendars and explicit divisions of the day emerged and how it evolved.
13. The wonderful history of Greece and how it is pivotal in the interlocking narratives of human and cosmic time. Great stuff.
14. Great tidbits of knowledge throughout. As an example, find out what book became the astronomy standard textbook for more than a millennium.
15. The difference between creation myths and no-creations myths.
16. The key five cosmological questions.
17. How cosmological thinking was limited by the Church.
18. The invention of the clock.
19. How Galileo confirmed the Copernican model.
20. The great Isaac Newton.
21. How transoceanic commerce drove the need to precision...latitude and longitude.
22. A practical look at thermodynamics.
23. The ever-fascinating Albert Einstein. Where he was right and where he was wrong.
24. The transformation of cosmology from a quasi-philosophical speculation to one grounded on science.
25. The great discovery from Hubble and Humason.
26. Quantum mechanics...I keep learning more and more.
27. The history of the Big Bang cosmology. The three unassailable pillars of evidence. Excellent!
28. The inception of NASA. Communication satellites.
29. A fascinating look at the early universe.
30. How technology impacted our lives: email, computers, appliances, tech gadgets (GPS), etc...
31. Dark matter and dark energy.
32. A great accessible discussion of the various alternative explanations for the question of "before" the Big Bang: brane-world cosmologies, eternal inflation, multiverses, string theory landscapes, loop quantum cosmologies. The strength of this book.
33. Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)...enlighten me.
34. The Anthropic Principle and why it drives scientists.
35. This author does not hesitate to present radical ideas and lets us know what the scientific community feels about it. Many examples.
36. The radical concepts of time.
37. Quantum cosmology.
38. Links and excellent bibliography.

Negatives:
1. A chart summarizing the various cosmological theories would have added much value. The main scientists behind them and findings that either confirm or contradict the cosmology in question.
2. This is a very ambitious book that covers many topics of interest and in doing so of course will treat some topics with more rigor than others.
3. The author does a wonderful job of making such complex topics accessible but might disappoint those expecting a more in depth analysis.
4. I would have liked a little more conviction or perhaps a clearer explanation of where the consensus of the scientific community currently is. Is there a difference among the science fields? Perhaps I missed that but I think the author could have at least tied a bow of where we stand today regardless of all the various attempts to explain the "before" of the Big Bang.

In summary, this is an excellent book for all us cosmologists-want- a-be who want to learn more about our universe without being blown away by the complexity of it. Astrophysicist Adam Frank does a great job of educating the reader while skillfully moving the narration forward. A journey that interweaves its way proficiently through time as it relates to the cosmos. A well written science book that is worthy of your time!
  • blac wolf
I liked the conversational style of the book. I was surprised to learn that before fast travel (railroads) most people were on "local time". Noon was always set to when the sun was highest in the sky. Time zones weren't used. The book got a bit more difficult when considering string theory and multiverses.
  • Wen
The early chapters trace the development of how time is conceived in the relationship between human culture and the cosmos. Very interesting. Then Frank discusses time and cosmology, including relativity, banes, the Big Bang, and multiverses. Unless the reader has a fairly strong physics background, including its ability to contribute to theories regarding the beginning of time or no-time, the reader can become bogged down in theories that are too difficult to sufficiently wrap one's mind around to gain understanding. There is far too much of this in relation to earlier chapters, especially as Frank describes the theories of outliers as well as more mainstream ones. As a general reader interested in conceptions of time, I began to skim and then surrendered to what for me became the abstruse.
  • Wanenai
This is an excellent story of man's perception of time and the history of time keeping. I already had the digital version and ordered the paper one so I could mark it up and put post-it notes on the pages that I references.
  • LoboThommy
The authors attempt at understanding time brings the reader closer to the question of the nature of things and the difference between things and processes as well as the possibility of things being parts of processes as well as processes being parts of things as well as the riddle of how some people perceive the world as a process without beginning or end while others perceive the world as a thing created within and coming to an end in time and space.

Whether intentionally or not the authors work serves to highlight the need for the emergence of perceptual capacities that enable the shifting from one of these perspectives to the other if a balanced approach is to be achieved.

The book is an interesting read and may be seen as a worthy attempt on the part of the author though it is not very clear whether what was achieved was indeed what was attempted.
  • Tholmeena
The history of time is examined from counting days and moon phases. It continues through the development of clocks, cell phones, and GPS. It then gets into Multiverses, String Theory, and Hidden Dimensions.
  • Burisi
What does the concept of "time" exactly mean? What has it meant throughout history and what does it mean to us today? In "About Time", Adam Frank brilliantly delves into this question. The concept of "time" has alluded us throughout human history and we are now only starting to understand what time truly is. This is an excellent book that delves through the history and modern concept of time in helping us to better understand the reference frame which has helped guide our species.
I appreciate the authors ability to take complex subjects and render them digestible by the non scientist reader. I especially liked his tying time to the industrial needs of society. As society changed so did time, and there in lies the core of the book: time is relative. Does it even exist? The author does not commit himself to an answer but does leaves us with a variety of choices.
I recommend this book.