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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If you read blacm this sort of thing a lot as I do, this might not be anything new to you. Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it.

That the Universe does not have an edge? However, as the book added wormboles more and more hooles the base content, I was damn motivated to continue, just to see if I could wrap my head around each concept.

His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit. The explanations are up to date and the author knows how to provide honest accounts of his exotic subject matter … A good virtue of the book is that it successfully distinguishes between truth and fiction. A Guide to Physics, Second Edition. Despite the fact that this book is now 11 years old, it remains a good and compact introduction to physics, astronomy and cosmology.

However, that is nothing to the Speed of Light. Jun 01, Massis rated it it was amazing. But such possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: Massimiliano Uva rated it really liked it Apr 15, Great book, bit slow to start blac to laying down the ground work but worth it when things start to get weird.


I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. He has hosted several BBC productions about science and is a frequent commentator about science in other British media venues. This might especially be the case since the book was printed in so most of the work is current to That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death?

Jun 07, Carmen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jim Al-Khalili presents the material in a simplistic way that Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. However, it tells us nothing about what the electron is doing when it is not observed. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines. Return to Book Page.

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Why you should actual rating: Jan 25, Alexandra Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Al-Khalili keeps his use scientific jargon on the down low and thoroughly explains unfamiliar terms and concepts, presents scientific evidence from a relatively objective viewpoint, and isn’t dry and boring like so many other authors of tome nonfiction science genre. What might happen if you fall into a black hole?

I hope that Jim Al-Khalili had no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher. Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries. Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency. That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?

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Jul blacm, Matt rated it it was amazing. This was quite an amazing book, even though he actually doesn’t believe in the possibility of time travel he thinks the only way it would work was if the past, present, and future existed all together as one moment, and he believes that would negate free will.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

It got off to a very slow start. Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. In order to explain how time travel could be possible At least in theorywe are treated to a history of science, form the precursors of Newton, to the successors of Einstein. It explains the difference between rotating Kerr black holes and non-rotating Schwarzchild ones, which I don’t remember learning anywhere before.

Invisible stars Beyond the horizon A hole that can never be filled Spinning black holes Falling into a black hole To see a black hole Not so black after all White holes. Apr 24, Brendan McAuliffe added it. May 13, Claire Stamper rated it really liked it.