How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

by Paul Davies
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How to Build a Time Machine by Paul Davies

With his unique knack for making cutting-edge theoretical science effortlessly accessible, world-renowned physicist Paul Davies now tackles an issue that has boggled minds for centuries: Is time travel possible? The answer, insists Davies, is definitely yes—once you iron out a few kinks in the space-time continuum. With tongue placed firmly in cheek, Davies explains the theoretical physics that make visiting the future and revisiting the past possible, then proceeds to lay out a four-stage process for assembling a time machine and making it work. Wildly inventive and theoretically sound, How to Build a Time Machine is creative science at its best—illuminating, entertaining, and thought provoking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101563984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2003
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 720,637
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and the author of God and the New Physics, The Mind of God, and many other popular books. In 1995 he won the prestigious Templeton Prize for his work on the philosophical meaning of science and was recently awarded the Kelvin Medal by the UK Institute of Physics. Davies lives in Australia and frequently travels, teaches, and lectures in the United States.

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How to Build a Time Machine 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is excellent. He writes in a easy way to understand.
Spiralcity More than 1 year ago
A fun, entertaining read. This book was not intended as a guide for arm chair physicist to actually build a time machine! This book is more or less a bit of food for thought and fairly whimsical.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author promises a lot and delivers very little. The first chapter on speed and gravity is very good. But when he discusses moving back in time, worm holes and his four stage time machine, the discussion is so 'on the surface' and so speculative that it is more like politcs or religion than science. By the way I'm an interested layman, not a scientist. The title is as misleading as 'Become a millionaire in ten easy steps'. Blah, Blah.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A trivial and pointless read.