Author: Paul Davies
Rating: 9 of 10
As with most books on the physics of time this was a complicated and thought provoking read. Davies makes most of the material accessible to the layman but even avoiding most of the math the subject remains as dense as any. One of the things I love about reading on this subject is that most ideas surrounding time lead to deep philosophical implications. Davies covers not only ideas about time that held up but also covers many trains of thought that were ultimately proven false, giving a well-rounded picture of the evolution of ideas concerning the nature of time. A most interesting aspect of this book (while a bit dated) is that we have little consensus on the true nature of time, we simply cannot answers if time is truly an external process or if it is a completely subjective phenomenon, or some hybrid of the two. I have read many books on the subject of time and they all leave me pondering the true nature of our existence for many months to come, I know that this book will be no exception. Highly recommended for those who enjoy the philosophical implications of physics.