Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines is a book by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, published in Al-Khalili talks about a range of modern science topics. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines (2nd edition), by Jim Al-Khalili. Article in Contemporary Physics 53(4) · July with 31 Reads. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, 2nd edition, by Jim Al-Khalili, Boca Raton, CRC Press, , pp xxii + pp., £

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Due to the Mass-Energy Equivalence equation that Einstein is known for, you will begin to gain mass as you get closer to light-speed.

Want to Read saving…. Jun 07, Carmen rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. I am so grateful to this book for helping me visualize a fourth dimension.

What Do We Know? We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. May 13, Claire Stamper rated it really liked it.

At one point he says that it “was written with a teenage audience in mind,” which could have put me off, but I’m glad it didn’t. He is a theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. Jim Al-Khalili presents the material in a simplistic way that As I mentioned, this book is meant for the common man or woman as the case may be.

Something called entropy Arrows of time Stephen Hawking gets it wrong A possible solution. It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics.


Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines by Jim Al-Khalili

I hope the theories mentioned in this book are still acceptable among scientist. Apr 21, Katerina added it Shelves: I enjoyed reading it very much. Praise for the First Edition: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is indeed a book that you could start without ever having heard of relativity, and it avoids math completely, but still manages to go into more detail than you might expect. Black Holes More to light than meets the eye!

James rated it it was ok Jun 12, Jan 25, Alexandra Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I hope that Jim Al-Khalili wormhooles no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher. Al-Khalili has once again done everyone a good turn in providing it. All sorts of weird things would stat happening. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Return to Book Page. wofmholes

I particularly loved this section, on quantum particles: I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. A presentation of difficult cosmology concepts for lay people, spiced up with witty remarks. Reviews It is very desirable to have a book available that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

Already read this title? The Universe The night sky How ttime is the Universe? If you read about this sort of thing a lot as I do, this might not be anything new to you.

Im very into this topic. Jan 10, Mahmoud Sindi rated it it was amazing. And it’s great to get you started down the path of reading more and more complex books on this subject.

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The book begins its explanatory journey through physics Open Preview See a Problem? Parallel universes Where are all the time travelers? Despite having a job lined up at the National Physical Laboratory, he stayed on at Surrey to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nuclear reaction theory, which he obtained in A brilliant read — full of not only fully scientific descriptions but funny quips from Jim throughout.


That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death? I would recommend his book mavhines anyone interested in understanding the possibility of black holes, wormholes, multiple dimensions, and time travel in our fascinating universe.

Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Al-Khalili is now a professor of al-knalili at the University of Surrey, where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science.

Al-Khalili keeps his use scientific jargon on the down low and thoroughly explains unfamiliar terms and concepts, presents scientific evidence from a relatively objective viewpoint, and isn’t dry and boring like so many other authors of the nonfiction science genre. Jul 03, Yatharth K rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, wor,holes, and phone.

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