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Barnett, who admits to having been fascinated by time all her life, seems the perfect person to clear up this conceptual blind spot. Drawing from many disciplines, she's conducted a sweeping survey of our relationship with time, from our earliest attempts to measure and understand it to our more recent breakthroughs with carbon dating and atomic clocks. Time's Pendulum never skimps on the science, with its detailed explanations and unapologetic technical discussions. But what makes the book so very likable (and readable) is Barnett's passion for meditating on time's cultural and even spiritual mysteries. If you're already intrigued by time, Time's Pendulum makes for a satisfying, meaty read, rich in insights and historical anecdotes; if you aren't already intrigued, you will be. --Paul Hughes
Is this a revised edition of her original 1998 book ? It has the same title but a completely different subtitle .
rating 5 stars for 1998 edition
The subject matter IS fascinating; the writing style is acceptable; but the illustrations leave something to be desired; they are often too small to be of any value and or poor... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Island-Elder
The author is a politically correct atheist who feels compelled, on nearly every page, to tell you how advanced the Chinese and Islamic civilizations were in the Middle Ages... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jimbo
I agree with the Gibson review below ("Two books in one, both interesting!") and can little to it.
I wish the author would come out with a update version with pictures... Read more
It is not the kind of book that traps you until you finish it, but so far I have enjoyed it.Published on December 29, 2011 by F. Michel Olmo
Fantastically researched and written. Highly, highly recommended, but be warned - you will want to read it twice!Published on October 24, 2010 by flutterbelle