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, Wormholes and Time Machines.
Add to Wish List. It is an interesting analogy when we consider what happens in our 3D world when scientists focus on quantum mechanics. I particularly appreciated the description of how a 2D world would cope with 3 dimensions. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including:. Jan 01, Ben Hart rated it it was amazing. Already read this title? I like Jim as a writer and a presenter and am generally impressed by his work.
But overall, I enjoyed it and learned enough to make my brain buzz with all my newly acquired knowledge and ideas. At an appreciable fraction of the speed of light time itself slows down.
Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything.
What Do We Know? Great book, bit slow to start due to laying down the ground work but worth it when things start to get weird. That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?
Mar 14, Matthew rated it it was amazing. A brilliant read — full of not only fully scientific descriptions but funny quips from Jim throughout. The author seems to be a rather conservative physicist, which makes me wonder why he wrote the book at all. But with a difference, though. Black Holes More to light than meets the eye!
Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines
Massimiliano Uva rated it really liked it Apr 15, That’s ok though, as I do not need to write my own This workholes a great book for the layman enthusiast like myself. Refresh and try again. That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death? His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit.
I mean, Special Relativity is only al-khalkli when an object is going at an appreciable fraction of the Speed of Light. Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries.
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Jan 25, Alexandra Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought I was in for a book written for 12 year-olds. If you read about this sort of thing a lot as I do, this might not be anything new to you. I particularly appreciated the description Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything. I enjoyed reading it very much.
BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines
That the Universe does not have an edge? Trivia About Black Holes, Worm Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency.
It is very desirable to have a book available that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint. It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bussey, Contemporary PhysicsJune If you have already read few books on the topic and know about Black Holes, Wormholes, this book won’t add anything new. The presentation is quite thorough while being very much at a popular level, with almost no mathematics, some nice illustrations, and plenty of jokes.
And it’s great to get you started down the path of reading more and more complex books machinea this subject. In that sense, the author avoids using too much scientific jargon and describes things in a manner that is easy to understand.
Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time al-knalili 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 ad time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all. The edge of space A closed universe An open universe What shape is the Universe then? Sep 07, Ruben rated it it was amazing.
That our past, present and future might all coexist “out there”? Request an e-inspection copy. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space and xl-khalili, he even gives us the recipe for a time machine, capable machjnes taking us Back to the Future, to Alice’s Wonderland, or on a trip with the Terminator.
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Jose Cerino rated it liked it Oct 15, May 07, Victoria rated it it was amazing. That our past, present and future might all coexist “out there”?