Hardback Time travel : a history / James Gleick.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : 4th Estate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007544431 (hbk.) :
Originally published: 2016.
From the acclaimed author of 'The Information' and 'Chaos', this is a mind-bending exploration of time travel. Gleick examines its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The 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 civilisations, 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.
336 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm