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All of it beautifully rendered with illustrations and real-world easy to understand examples. However, it tells us nothing about what the electron is doing when it is not observed. But more than telling you about time, what makes this book exceptional machjnes that it conveys a wonderful sense of the beautiful excitement of scientific ideas.

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In any case, this book was very good. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space machijes time, he even gives us the recipe for a time machine, capable of taking us Back to the Future, to Alice’s Wonderland, or on a trip with the Terminator.

Personally, I especially liked the chapters on wormholes. Please try again later. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: I particularly appreciated the description of how a 2D world jm cope with 3 dimensions.

This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that khaluli and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime. That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?

With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Un Do you know: Books by Jim Al-Khalili. Why you macuines actual rating: A crash course into astrophysics, particles physics, quantum mechanics and of course black holes, wormholes and time machines.


This book is written a while back. A presentation of difficult cosmology concepts for lay people, spiced up with witty remarks. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading machinnes It is indeed a book that you could start without ever having heard of relativity, and it avoids math completely, but still manages to go into more detail than you might expect.

The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The fastest man-made vehicle is probably a rocket, machies I doubt that many people will have the opportunity to even ride such a thing.

Want to Read saving…. It was my favorite book on wwormholes topic to date so purchasing the 2nd edition was a no-brainer.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

In fact, it is one of many dwarf planets beyond Neptune. Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it. And Why Should We Care? However, that is nothing to the Speed of Light.

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Dec 28, Jeff Brateman rated it it was amazing. Al-Khalili is no doubt a master at taking esoteric physics concepts and breaking them down into terms for anyone who has a genuine interest in the topics covered to understand. This book is a fascinating and highly readable look into cosmological thought. So to have Al-Khalili blatantly state without explanation that an infinite amount of energy is impossible seems somewhat out of character for the very book he has created.

I would often reread areas to make sure I knew exactly what was going on. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Request an e-inspection copy. See all 29 reviews. I am sure to read this again as to gain a further grasp on the subjects in this addicting book that I had a hard time putting down. A Brief History of Time Paperback.


Nov 14, Yash Arya rated it it was amazing. I mean, Special Relativity is only applicable when an object is going at an appreciable fraction of the Speed of Light.

May 13, Claire Stamper rated it really liked it. Jan 10, Mahmoud Sindi rated it it was amazing. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. It sounds like it becomes static since open means eternal expansion and closed means a recollapse. A great crib for furtive, refreshing use. I laughed so much when I read it. I hope that Jim Al-Khalili had no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The only reason I do not give him five stars here is because of the things I listed above. My criticism of this book and its low rating are grounded on it being ludicrously overpriced for such a slim volume. Return to Book Page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Maybe some of these are my own lack of understanding and inability to grasp what the author is saying, but, nonetheless, they left me confused and once or twice a little disappointed.

Gravity cannot stop the expansion in an open universe, fine.