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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Which might tell you how good it is, since I read the whole book in two sittings while in the painful computer lab! It covers a great deal of material in a thin package and has a bibliography if you are curious about any of the subjects and ideas covered.

After completing his A-levels inhe joles physics at the University of Surrey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in It is very desirable to have a book available that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint.

Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it. Parallel universes Where are all the time blafk What are VitalSource eBooks? The al-khalilii you have selected will result in the following: 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.

This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime.

Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Macyines explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all. All sorts of weird things would stat happening.


Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

Johnson Limited preview – I like Jim as a writer and a presenter and am generally impressed by his work. And it’s great to get you started down the path of reading more and more complex books on this subject.

Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe. Return to Book Page.

BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines

Im very into this topic. This one is good for stretching.

My biggest fear with this book is that it is now dated by a few years, and new advances have proven or disproved some of the theorems discussed. In order to explain how time travel could be possible Holex least in theorywe are treated to a history of science, form the precursors of Newton, to the successors of Einstein.

It is indeed a book that you could start without ever havin The title’s pretty accurate. Goles that sense, the author avoids using too much scientific jargon and describes things in a manner that is easy to understand. All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub. That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang? This was quite an amazing book, even though he actually al-khapili believe in the possibility of time travel he thinks the only way it would work was if the past, present, and future existed all together as one moment, and he believes that would negate free will.


The fastest man-made vehicle is vlack a rocket, but I doubt that many people will have the opportunity to even ride such a thing.

A presentation of difficult cosmology concepts for lay people, spiced up with witty remarks. Oct 30, Alisa Kester rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The pace of the journey as the ever more complex theories unfold is well handled. Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. This might especially be the case since the book was printed in so most of the work is current to Mar 14, Matthew rated it it was amazing.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Exclusive web offer for individuals. However, the unavoidable conclusions we have to draw from the results of our observations is that the electron was most definitely doing something very strange indeed when we weren’t looking. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit.

Jul 03, Yatharth K rated it it was amazing Shelves: Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries. Why is it dark at night?