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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.

Exclusive web offer for individuals. Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. I highly recommend this book for any interested in astronomy and the universe.

It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics. But such possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: Jim has written this book in the easiest and often most humerous way that even a Neanderthal could understand. 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.

Blair, Khlaili of Western Australia, The Physicist Jim Al-Khalili’s [book] is another of the many books about the ans of the Universe and what we know about them.

He explains throughout the book his ideas and other’s ideas and where they disagree, but fails to do so here, which is a little disappointing.

A little more explanation here would do wonders because it just doesn’t appear clear enough to be easily understood. The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region. 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 the nonfiction science genre.


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Gravity cannot stop the expansion in an open universe, fine. Very informative and entertaining at the same time. I particularly loved tme section, on quantum particles: Praise for the First Edition: I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. This book is very well written with amazing examples to aid the reader with such complex topics as general relativity and quantum mechanics which can be quite confusing at first glance.

It’s easy to read and explains complex topics in a relatively simple manner.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

The writing is very easy going machinds concepts are made very easy to understand. 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.

Lists with This Book. 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. wormholee

See all 29 reviews. I’d give it 4. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Seems unreal yet he explains general relativity allows for these infinite things to happen.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is indeed a book that you could start without ever havin The title’s pretty accurate. Summary Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The two faces of light Thought experiments and brain-teasers Rime down time Shrinking distances Light—the world speed record When time runs backwards Little green men Fast-forward to the future Spacetime—the future is out there Gravitational times.

Request an e-inspection copy. Which might tell you how good it is, since I read the whole book in two sittings while in the painful computer lab! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Now he moves onto the paradox of the twins.

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Next there is a line from his first edition repeated in this edition explaining that the cosmological constant was the biggest mistake of Einstein’s scientific career. Which it doesn’t, of course, so he and I disagree there.

Although other books that I have read recently have covered these macchines, this bblack, using the recent book Contact starring Jodie Foster and made in gave some reality to how this would work. I laughed so much when I read it. That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang? That the Universe does not have an edge? And Why Should We Care? One person found this helpful.

Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an holed of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all. Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey.

The author’s explanations are unusually clear, and he writes at a simple level without being patronizing or slow-paced.

While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology.