5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2010
This is an excellent introduction to studies of the nature of time, but the content of the book is the same as that of 'In Search of Time: Journeys Along a Curious Dimension'. There is only one book, sold under different subtitles, so don't make the mistake (as I did) of purchasing the same book under different Publishers and with different subtitles, believing them to be two different volumes in a common series. And I suspect that the content of a third book, headed 'In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension' is also the same as of the above mentioned books.
on 19 March 2013
I found this book interesting and extremely well written. When dealing with the more complex discussions about time, Mr Falk made very good use of examples. He also attempted to clarify some ideas and concepts through simplifications, which I note, is raised as a criticism by other reviewers.
The early chapters are mainly concerned with what I would describe as "clocks" and although this was not the reason I bought the book I found the descriptions and analysis interesting.
I would say this book is most useful to someone with an initial interest in the philosophy and science of time. It pulls together most of current thinking and thereby gives clear direction for those who wish to investigate the various themes in greater depth.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2009
Very comprehensive - the history of time measurement was a bit too long for me. The results of all the experiments seem to indicate that we are not much nearer knowing the nature of time but the efforts are interesting!