Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines / Edition 1

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines / Edition 1

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by Jim Al-Khalili
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750305606

ISBN-13: 9780750305600

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Do you know:

  • What might happen if you fall into a black hole?
  • That the Universe does not have an edge?
  • That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?
  • That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death?
  • That our past, present and future might all coexist "out
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    Overview

    Do you know:

  • What might happen if you fall into a black hole?
  • That the Universe does not have an edge?
  • That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?
  • That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death?
  • That our past, present and future might all coexist "out there"?

    With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit. This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime. With his second monumental insight, Einstein showed how Spacetime is warped and stretched by the gravity of all objects in the Universe and even punctured by black holes. But such possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: time-travel.

    Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein's Universe. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space and time, he even gives us the recipe for a time machine, capable of taking us Back to the Future, to Alice's Wonderland, or on a trip with the Terminator.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780750305600
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    01/28/1999
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    290
    Product dimensions:
    5.47(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.69(d)

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    Table of Contents

    SPACE: The 4th Dimension. Matters of Some Gravity. The Universe. Black Holes. TIME: Times are Changing. Einstein's Time. Time Travel Paradoxes. TIME TRAVEL: Wormholes. How to Build a Time Machine. What do we Know?

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    Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book explains with outstanding clarity very complex terms like what time is, what black holes and wormholes are, different possibilities for the shape of the universe and so much more. Mr. Al-Khalili refrains from using mathematical explanations and, using humor and focused arguments, illustrates briefly what is a wonderful introduction of the subject to general readers (highly recommended for teens). It practically changed my view upon the world.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    The best way to get introduce to the history and time details of the General Theory of Relativity and some of its possible consequences. An excellent treatment of the theme. Very precise, very modernized, probably do not miss any edge accepted theory about the title. And, one of the best things, you do not need to be a noble prize to understand the book. Congratulations to the author