A Geography Of Time
On Tempo, Culture, And The Pace Of Life
By Robert N. Levine
(Basic Books, Paperback, 9780465026425, 280pp.)
Publication Date: January 1997
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A social psychologist presents an illuminating portrait of time as a human construct, tracing its evolution through history and exploring its various incarnations in cultures throughout the world. He points out that a culture’s sense of time has profound consequences for an individual’s psychological, physical, and emotional well-being.
Robert Levine, Ph.D., is professor in the psychology department at California State University, Fresno, where he has received many awards for his teaching and research. He has been a visiting professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil, at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, and at Stockholm University in Sweden. He has published articles in Psychology Today, Discover, and American Scientist and has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, Dateline, NBC, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and All Things Considered.