How to Build a Time Machine

ISBN-10: 0142001864
ISBN-13: 9780142001868
Edition: 2001
Authors: Paul Davies
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 0.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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 Machineis creative science at its best--illuminating, entertaining, and thought provoking.

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
A Brief History of Time Travel
Prologue
How to Visit the Future
How to Visit the Past
How to Build a Time Machine
How to Make Sense of It All
Bibliography
Index

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