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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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Being and Time
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Martin Heidegger; Joan Stambaugh;...
 
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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 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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The Echo Chamber
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Luke Williams
 
In coming into the world Evie Steppman pushed her mother out of it. Born two months late but with an extraordinary gift of hearing, Evie has an impression of the...
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Time
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Eva Hoffman
 
Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. This book offers...
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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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Century Rain
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Alastair Reynolds
 
Part hard SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir romance, CENTURY RAIN is the new bestseller from Al Reynolds
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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories
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Washington Irving
 
Includes tales that range from fantasy to romance.
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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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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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Thief of Time: (Discworld Novel 26)
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Terry Pratchett
 
Time isn't a toy to be played with. It's bigger than all of us. It exists outside the artificial and arbitrary divisions into which humankind has presumptuously shoehorned it. It...
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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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The Time Traveller: One Man's Mission...
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Ronald L. Mallett; Bruce Henderson
 
Ron Mallett was just 10 when his father died suddenly. Devastated, he found solace in the science fiction of HG Wells, believing that if he could build a time machine...
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My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
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Liz Jensen
 
In fin-de-siecle Copenhagen, part-time prostitute Charlotte and her lumpen sidekick, Fru Schleswig, have taken on jobs as cleaning ladies to tide them over the harsh winter of 1897. But the...
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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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The Clocks
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Agatha Christie
 
A typist uncovers a man's body from behind the sofa...
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