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Time Travel - A History

James Gleick

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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:29