About time cosmology and culture

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about time cosmology and culture

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

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 The End of the Beginning, 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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Book Review: About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

I enjoyed this book and was keen to pick it back up when I got the opportunity. I'm swithering between 3 and 4 stars as whilst it certainly got me thinking on several occasions there were also bits This is an inspiring tour through the history of how humans have envisioned and defined time through the ages. Also, how the concept of time is connected to how we view the beginnings of our universe Adam Frank. What does this have to do with us, here on Earth? 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.

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  3. Editorial Reviews. Review. "'Time' is the most used noun in the English language, yet we still don't really understand it. Adam Frank tells the fascinating story of.

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