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Time Travel: A History

Time Travel: A History


作者  /  James Gleick

出版社 / VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL

出版日期 / 2017/08/29

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 9折, NT$ 536

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"A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey." --The Millions
"A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction." --Washington Post
"A thrilling journey of ideas." --Boston Globe


From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: 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 previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine. It was an era when a host of forces was converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological: the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

(With a color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout)







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681438325002
ISBN 13 /9780804168922
ISBN 10 /080416892X
EAN /9780804168922

頁數352
尺寸20.3X13.2CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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