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How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel

by Brian Clegg

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Very well written introduction to some of the more 'interesting' applications of modern physics. Don't panic, no equations. If you have ever wondered how possible time travel may be, without getting a degree in physics, this is the book for you. ( )
  bke | Mar 30, 2014 |
WAY better than ' About Time ' by Frank ( which was closer to ' Waste of Time ' ... ) Akward in parts but overall very good ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
Relatively (and, of course, relativistically) easy reading on aspects of physics bearing on the possibility of time travel, which has not yet been proven to be impossible. Superluminal signaling schemes, hypermassive rotating cylinders, Gödel's rotating universes, Gott's cosmic strings, Kaku's Casimir-effect spheres, spacetime wormholes, and Mallett's helical light pipes are all among the ideas coming into the discussion. I dare say that statements like "[T]here is every chance to achieve [time travel] for real in the future" (p 262) are more likely to be made by authors who are science writers than by those who are physicists. Great stuff, and a good update on earlier books by Thorne and Davies.
  fpagan | Feb 16, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312656882, Hardcover)

A pop science look at time travel technology, from Einstein to Ronald Mallett to present day experiments. Forget fiction: time travel is real.

In How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg provides an understanding of what time is and how it can be manipulated. He explores the fascinating world of physics and the remarkable possibilities of real time travel that emerge from quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. With the fascinating paradoxes of time travel echoing in our minds will we realize that travel into the future might never be possible? Or will we realize there is no limit on what can be achieved, and take on this ultimate challenge? Only time will tell.

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"In How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg provides an understanding of what time is and how it can be manipulated. He explores the remarkable possibilities of real time travel that emerge from quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. With the fascinating paradoxes of time travel echoing in our minds will we realize that travel into the future might never be possible? Or will we realize there is no limit on what can be achieved, and take on this ultimate challenge? Only time will tell"--… (more)

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