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The Acceleration of Just about Everything

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Author: Gleick, James
ISBN:978-0-316-88335-1
Publication Date:Nov 1999
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

Time rules our lives. The frenetic purpose - more than we want to admit, is to save time. Think of one of those conveniences that best convey the most elemental feeling of power over the passing seconds: the microwave oven. In your hurry sickness, you may find yourself punching 88 seconds instead of 90 because it is faster to tap the same digit twice. Do you stand at the microwave for that minute and a half? Or is that long enough to make a quick call or run in the next room to...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Science / Time
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.5 x 21.6 x 3 cm
Book Weight:0.585 Kilograms
Author Biography
Gleick, James (Author)
He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.

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