Time Traveler A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality

ISBN-10: 156858363X
ISBN-13: 9781568583631
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Description: Time Traveler is the compelling and very human story of a man whose deep childhood trauma-the loss of his father at the age of ten-propelled him toward scientific achievement. As a boy, Ronald L. Mallett threw himself into a quest to find his own  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Time Traveler is the compelling and very human story of a man whose deep childhood trauma-the loss of his father at the age of ten-propelled him toward scientific achievement. As a boy, Ronald L. Mallett threw himself into a quest to find his own Holy Grail-a means to travel back in time and save his father from an untimely death. Remarkably, the working-class African-American boy from the Bronx stuck with this vision, struggling with poverty and prejudice to become one of America's first black PhDs in theoretical physics. Mallett explains in simple language and elegant metaphors the physics that makes time travel possible, and lays out his theories and presents the reader with what is, according to New Scientist's respected editor and physicist Michael Brooks, an actual blueprint for a time machine. Book jacket.

W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a master's degree in anthropology from Colorado State University in 1979. He married Kathleen O'Neal Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. He has also written several books by himself including the Forbidden Borders Trilogy, Morning River, and Dark Inheritance.Kathleen O'Neal Gear was born on October 29, 1954 in Tulare, California. She received a B.A. from California State University in Bakersfield and a M.A. from California State University in Chico. She conducted Ph.D. studies at the University of California in Los Angeles and did post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In the 1980's, she worked as the Wyoming state historian, and later as the archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. She received the federal government's Special Achievement Award twice for outstanding management of our nation's cultural heritage. She married W. Michael Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. She has also written several books by herself including the Women of the West series.

Bruce Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell (with Vincent Bugliosi) and Down to the Sea . A former newspaper and magazine writer, Henderson has taught nonfiction writing at several major universities. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

Prologue
A Death in the Beginning
My Secret Mission
Einstein and Me
In My Father's Footsteps
A Project Under Development
The Education of a Physicist
My Introduction to Lasers
Finding My Academic Home
My Expanding Universe
Deeper into Black Holes
Back from the Brink
The Sweetness of Technology
Building the Machine
Time Travel Paradoxes
Endnotes
Index

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