About Time by Paul Davies
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

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Examining the consequences of Einstein's relativity theory, an original work explores the mystery of time and considers black holes, time warps, time travel, the existence of God, nature of the universe, and humankind's place in the cosmos. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Paul Davies

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Paul Davies works as a commercial artist. He is the author of "Joe Ironstone: A Drama for Radio," and "Grace: A Story," He lives in Oakville, Ontario.
 
Published March 13, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Richard Gott's Time Travel in Einstein's Universe, this slim, tongue-in-cheek treatise invokes the primary tenet of Einstein's special theory of relativity—that both time and space are elastic—to illustrate that time travel, while impractical, is definitely possible.

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Australian physicist and popular science writer Davies (God and the New Physics) takes readers on a mind-expanding journey as he explores the bizarre properties of Einstein's relative, flexible time;

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Australian scientist Davies's accessible account of Einstein's theory of relativity and of current scientific theories regarding the nature of time.

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Since there is no universal "now"--because time is affected by motion and, it turns out, by gravity--"events and moments have to exist 'all at once' across a span of time," Davies writes.

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The Telegraph

Films that aren't afraid of ideas or of complexity, and that don't exalt their directors at the expense of their subjects ("Now I'm an alien in my own land," Davies croons melodramatically): the Black Audio Film Collective's Twilight City (1989);

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Time Out New York

Terence Davies returned to Liverpool to make this docu-essay, a poetic, sometimes caustic, always enthralling cocktail of Mahler and Peggy Lee, TS Eliot and James Joyce, archive film and witty narration, all about the city where he grew up in the 1940s and ’50s.

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There are probably people internet wide on forums moaning about the plot not making sense, or the fact that the Time War was resolved by a bullet in a piece of plot device, or another standing up regeneration, or the appearance of a Slitheen, or the fact that the weeping angels being fallen Time...

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