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    About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang (CD-Audio) By (author) Adam Frank, Narrator David Drummond

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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    About Time
    Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Frank, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 166 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452604527
    ISBN 10: 1452604525

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PGK
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 523.18, 523.1/8
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, SCI004000, SCI015000
    BIC subject category V2: PGZ
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QB981 .F67 2011B
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, PGK, PGZ
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Adam Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and a regular contributor to "Discover" and "Astronomy" magazines. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."
    Review quote
    "David Drummond offers a reading that relieves the ponderousness of the author's writing without losing the work's gravity." ---AudioFile