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This year sees the once-in-a-quadrennium occurrence of a leap day, to help keep the calendar and the solar year in sync. Time is a concept that has intrigued scientists and philosophers for millennia and it's proved quite a draw to writers too. So here's our selection of some of the best books on time: time travellers, the physics of time, the perception of time, watches and clocks....

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big ...
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Stephen Hawking
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally...
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In Search of Lost Time: The Way by...
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Marcel Proust; Lydia Davis;...
 
A work of Proust that is translated from French original into English.
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The Time Traveler's Wife
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Audrey Niffenegger
 
This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was...
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The End of Mr. Y
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Scarlett Thomas
If you knew a book was cursed, would you read it?
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Time's Arrow
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Martin Amis
The story of a life told backwards. Its narrator, Doctor Tod T. Friendly, trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, moves "out of the blackest sleep" to find himself surrounded...
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Being and Time: A Revised Edition of...
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Martin Heidegger; Joan Stambaugh;...
 
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Hyperion
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Dan Simmons
 
The book that reinvented Space Opera.
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Time: A User's Guide
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Stefan Klein
 
Explores the hidden dimensions of time, looking at everything from when the present becomes the past to the tribe that see the future backwards, from when sex is best to...
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Longitude
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Dava Sobel
 
The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an...
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Century Rain
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Alastair Reynolds
 
Part SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir crime, CENTURY RAIN is as astonishing bestseller from Alastair Reynolds
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The Time Paradox: Using the New...
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Philip G. Zimbardo; John Boyd
 
Every significant choice, every important decision we make, is determined by our perception of time. This is the most influential force in our lives, yet we are virtually unaware of...
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Around the World in Eighty Days
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Jules Verne
 
One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. He sets off with his valet Passepartout, and...
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Sync: The Emerging Science of...
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Steven H. Strogatz
 
Presents the story of order in the universe, the harmony that comes from cycles in sync. This book considers a range of applications - human sleep and circadian rhythms, menstrual...
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How to Live Safely in a Science...
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Charles Yu
 
A time machine repairman becomes trapped in a time loop of his own making: Douglas Adams collides with Douglas Coupland 'Charles Yu is a tremendously clever writer, and How...
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
Full grown with a long, smoke-coloured beard, requiring the services of a cane and fonder of cigars than warm milk, Benjamin Button is a very curious baby indeed. And, as...
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Seasons of Life: The Biological...
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Leon Kreitzman; Russell G. Foster
 
The new world of chronobiology is popular science at its most exciting: understanding how the seasons regulate the life of every human, plant and animal on Earth. This book explains...
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