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"It opens up a well of fascinating queries and gives us a glimpse of what has become an ever more deepening mystery for humans: the nature of time.... A wealth of stories and surprising facts."

"Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures."

"Few concepts are as slippery as time, but science writer Alan Burdick takes on that wrestling match with verve... Wonderfully rich and utterly beguiling."

"There isn't a single time but many different times that must be perfectly reconciled, and the ambiguity gives a playful, reflective writer like Mr. Burdick time to shine."

"An insightful meditation on the curious nature of time ... A highly illuminating intellectual investigation."

"Burdick ... is one of the finest science writers at work today, with an uncanny ability to explain knotty topics, with humanity, and humor."

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"This book blew my mind."

"A marvelous meditation on the subtle mysteries of time."

"Alan Burdick offers a fascinating and searching account of how we perceive time's passage. It will change the way you think about the past and also the present."

"Alan Burdick turns an obsession with the nature of time into a thrilling quest—one that brilliantly illuminates a subject that haunts us all. Time may fly by, but at least while reading these pages it is never wasted."

"In this lucid, thoughtful, and beautifully written inquiry about time—what is it, really? Did we invent it, or does it invent us?—Burdick offers nothing less than a new way of reconsidering what it means to be human."

"Burdick tours that unsettling passage of existence we call 'time'—how our brains process it, how infants first grasp it, how our conversations encode it—and returns with a spellbinding, provocative book that will fill you with wonder."

"Burdick is like a charming and witty river guide, exploring the tributaries and side streams along the river of consciousness—the science, the history, the literature, the deep and beautiful paradoxes that make us what we are. 'Why Time Flies' will enhance your experience of what may be, in the end, the most intimate relationship of your life—your connection with the passage of time."

"Read it and become—and I crap you not—a better, more thoughtful human being."

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