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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps, empires of time, by Peter Galison

Label
Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps, empires of time, by Peter Galison
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-370) and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
51177432
Responsibility statement
by Peter Galison
Sub title
empires of time
Summary
At the beginning of the 20th century, just as industry and government were anticipating the immanent coordination of time around the globe, says Galison (history of science and of physics, Harvard U.), the notion of time and the ability to coordinate two clocks at a distance, were being demolished in the nexus of physics, technology, and philosophy
Table Of Contents
Synchrony -- Coal and chaos -- The electric worldmap -- Poincaré's maps -- Einstein's clocks -- The place of time
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