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Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of… (2008)

by Michio Kaku

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Not as exciting as Kaku's previous books but summarizes well the physics behind the most popular SF topics (time travel, faster than light travel, teleportation, force fields, etc.). ( )
  TheCrow2 | Jun 21, 2014 |
...and another half star. The format felt repetitious, the tone a bit condescending, and it covered too much so was not able to really explain things. There are plenty of better books around, I struggled to finish this one. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jun 17, 2014 |
Accessible and fascinating! I loved the quotes and examples used throughout the book! The ideas are beautifully presented, clear and tangible despite the profound subject nature! As a bit of a nerd, I loved the references throughout, yet appreciated that they never distracted from nor overwhelmed the themes. ( )
  LaPhenix | Jan 8, 2014 |
This wasn't really helpful , until I got to the two or three pages near the end that laid out several things I'd been wondering about for maybe ten years ( and hadn't been able to find out or stumble over any place else ! ) ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
Interesting concept, covering some of the same ground as "The Physics of Star Trek" but going a lot deeper into contemporary physics. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307278824, Paperback)

Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.

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A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible--from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks--revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future.

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