in search of lost time book
October 29, 2012 9:34 AM   Subscribe

What was this book I read? Published in last 10 years, it had something like an explanation in layman's terms of the physics of time & why time is perceived by our consciousness as a flow. Can't recall much more than that I'm afraid.
posted by canoehead to Science & Nature (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Was it Why Does E = MC^2? They talk a lot about how speed and time change relative to your perspective as opposed to the concept of absolute time.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:35 AM on October 29, 2012

Robert Pollack's The Missing Moment, perhaps?
posted by Dean King at 9:59 AM on October 29, 2012

Was it Julian Barbour's The End of Time?
posted by vacapinta at 10:23 AM on October 29, 2012

It sounds very much like the Barbour, even the cover looks familiar, except it's not in our local library nor do I own it, so I don't see how I could have read it. However I will be sure to do so, in fact they all look interesting
posted by canoehead at 10:47 AM on October 29, 2012

Sean carrol, from eternity to here.
posted by empath at 12:49 PM on October 29, 2012

It could also have been the Sean Carroll
posted by canoehead at 2:45 PM on October 29, 2012

OK, this is 20 years old, but just in case: The Arrow of Time.
posted by pont at 4:35 PM on October 29, 2012

Not physics, but "flow" makes me think of Csikszentmihalyi.
posted by lakeroon at 5:32 PM on October 29, 2012

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