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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Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili 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.

That’s ok though, as I do not need to write my own research paper on the subject of cosmology. As I mentioned, this book is meant for the common man or woman as the case may be. I enjoyed reading it very much. Apr 24, Brendan McAuliffe added it. Oct 30, Alisa Kester rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe.

Add to Wish List. I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. This al-khakili fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime. A brilliant read — full of not only fully scientific descriptions but funny quips from Jim throughout.


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Jim Al-Khalili presents the material in a simplistic way that Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. The two faces of light Thought experiments and brain-teasers All-khalili down time Shrinking distances Light—the world speed record When time runs backwards Little green men Fast-forward to the future Spacetime—the future is out there Gravitational times.

holew It was also interesting to read owrmholes Carl Sagan’s request for help with Contact led to the discovery that macroscopic wormholes are theoretically possible. I hope that Jim Al-Khalili had no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher.

However, as the book added on more and more to the base content, I was damn motivated to continue, just to see if I could wrap my head around each concept. Before the Big Bang?

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Account Options Sign in. The Bookshelf application offers access: This is a great book for the him enthusiast like myself. The author’s explanations are unusually clear, and he writes at a simple level without being patronizing or slow-paced. Al-Kahili does an impressive job of explaining some of the most profound topics in modern Physics.

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Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe. 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 Which it doesn’t, of course, so he noles I disagree there.


What i cant imagine, that i dont get. Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. My criticism of this book and its low rating are grounded on it being ludicrously overpriced for such a slim volume.

This would not be a problem if we could trust electrons and all other particles to behave sensibly, but they don’t. That the Universe does not have an edge?

Mar 02, Lucy rated it really liked it Shelves: In that sense, the author avoids using too much scientific jargon and describes things in a manner that is easy to understand. All sorts of weird things would stat happening.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines. Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit.