Unwinding the Clock: 10 Thoughts on Our Relationship to Time

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Harcourt, 2001 - Business & Economics - 150 pages
Swedish physicist Bodil Jönsson has spent several decades thinking about the opportunities and problems facing human beings in modern times. From a scientific standpoint, we now lead longer lives than ever before, yet many of us feel that we don't have enough time to accomplish everything we want to do. Technological developments, such as high-speed travel, cell phones, computers, and the Internet would seem to save time, but as the speed
and pace of our society increases, we all feel that we have much less than we need.
By combining her knowledge of science with common sense and a woman's unique perspective, Jönsson provides an interesting view of contemporary life and the toll it takes on our bodies and minds. Encouraging us to look forward rather than being nostalgic about the past, Jönsson offers concrete suggestions for preserving our humanity while working and living in the fast lane. With great wisdom and gentle humor, Unwinding the Clock ultimately shows us how to slow down and enjoy the time we have.

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According to best-selling author and Swedish physicist J nsson, people must learn to internalize time as they live. Computers and other technologies have increased the speed of life and, consequently ... Read full review


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Bodil Jönsson is a physicist at the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering Research at the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Tiina Nunnally is known for her award-winning translations of novels and short stories from Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, including Peter Hoeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow, Before You Sleep by Linn Ullmann, and Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset.

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