Time Travel: A History
James Gleick wrote one of my favorite books ever – The Information – and so it was an easy decision to purchase his latest, Time Travel: A History. The book flirts with the physics but focuses on the cultural history of technology-assisted time travel, which Gleick documents as originating in the 1800’s, propelled out of the ether by the discovery of deep time. Gleick spares no illusion that time travel could be a physical possibility, but dwells in the romantic appeal. While information-wise this book isn’t quite as compelling as the work noted earlier, it’s an abundantly fun read from one of the best contemporary science writers.