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Why time flies

Alan Burdick

Why time flies

a mostly scientific investigation

by Alan Burdick

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books,
  • Time measurements,
  • Popular works,
  • Time

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-553).

    StatementAlan Burdick
    SeriesThorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB213 .B925 2017b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination557 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages557
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27232735M
    ISBN 101410496929
    ISBN 109781410496928
    LC Control Number2016055485
    OCLC/WorldCa961802126


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