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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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The End of Mr. Y
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Scarlett Thomas
When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the Victorian scientist...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hyperion
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Dan Simmons
 
The book that reinvented Space Opera.
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Being and Time: A Revised Edition of...
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Martin Heidegger; Joan Stambaugh;...
 
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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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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 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Oscar Wilde; Irvine Welsh
 
Dorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into...
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Time: Andy Goldsworthy
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Andy Goldsworthy; Terry Friedman
 
Celebrates time, an element in the work of Andy Goldsworthy both as a medium and as a metaphor. This book features an introduction by the artist and a sequence of...
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's...
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Mark Twain; M. Thomas Inge; Daniel...
 
The story of Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American who is accidentally returned to sixth-century England, is a powerful analysis of such issues as monarchy versus democracy and free will versus...
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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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