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Encyclopedia of time; science, philosophy, theology, and culture; 3v.

9781412941648

Encyclopedia of time; science, philosophy, theology, and culture; 3v.

Ed. by H. James Birx.

Sage Publications

2009

1541 pages

$400.00

Hardcover

BD638

Accessible to high school students and of interest to the general reader, this 3-volume encyclopedia offers a wide range of material relating to the concept of time. In particular, the many biographical entries describe the attitudes, uses, and understanding of time in the writings of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and writers, including, for example, Chaucer, Robert Chambers, Charles Darwin, Jean- Baptiste de Lamarck, Paul Tillich, and Richard Wagner. A small sampling of the entry topics includes ancient Rome, watches, weapons, aging, Ur, and individual entries on a dozen kinds of calendars. The entries conclude with lists of keywords and further reading. The volume's editor is an anthropologist at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. The entries are signed and written by a thoroughly international team of academics in many fields.

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