9780679775485

Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything

ISBN 10: 067977548X / 0-679-77548-X
ISBN 13: 9780679775485
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

The best-selling author of Chaos and Genius presents an intriguing study of the human fascination with time from a psychological, biological, and cultural perspective tracing the development of measuring time and exploring ways in which we try to stretch our allotted time.


Review:

"FASTER is at its best when Gleick offers a glimpse of the mechanics behind that ever-accelerating clock....But when the argument widens out to address the larger implications of these time-saving devices, the book runs headlong into something we suspected about ourselves already: we're in a rush; we've got short attention spans; everything's moving faster than it did in the old days."

Steven Johnson, Feed, September 1999

Review:

"Gleick, the author of "Chaos" and a biography of Richard Feynman, has stuffed his new book with tasty factoids about our fast, fast times....But we're not just talking sound bites here. "Faster" reverberates with huge, weighty questions, such as whether we're doomed to run up against a biological speed limit set by our sluggish old carbon-based bodies and brains."

Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review, 11/07/1999

 

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