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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This book is written a while back. The author’s explanations are unusually clear, and he writes at a simple level without being patronizing or slow-paced. Johnson Limited preview – With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Un Do you know: The author seems to be a rather conservative physicist, which makes me wonder why he wrote the book at all.

That our past, present and future might all coexist blwck there”? As I mentioned, this book is meant for the common man or woman as the case may be. The first book on cosmology I ever read. This might especially be the case since the book was printed in so most of the work is current to That’s ok though, as I do not need to write my own This is a great book for the layman enthusiast like myself.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

It’s a short book, that’s why it doesn’t get too dense for not-so-smart guys like me. This would not be a problem if we could trust electrons and all other particles to behave sensibly, but they don’t.

I enjoyed reading it very much. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space and 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.


Astronomy versus astrology The fascination of science. They will disappear from the place they were last seen and spontaneously reappear somewhere else that should, by rights, be inaccessible to them. It is indeed a book that you could start without ever havin The title’s pretty accurate.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyonefrom researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards.

Parallel universes Where are all the time travelers? I actually read the digital version of this book while sitting in my College Library Yay! The first moment Does time flow? Praise for the First Edition: Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it.

Best introduction to Cosmic-Super-Physics you can get. wkrmholes

Massimiliano Uva rated it really liked it Apr 15, It describes the bending of spacetime being the cause of gravity, the experiments that proved Einstein to be correct and made him a household name and so on. James rated it it was ok Jun 12, The two faces of light Thought experiments and brain-teasers Slowing 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.

What i cant imagine, that i dont get. The presentation is quite thorough while being very much at a popular level, with almost no mathematics, some nice illustrations, and plenty of jokes. If you have already read few books on the topic and know about Black Holes, Wormholes, this book won’t add anything new. I particularly loved this section, on quantum particles: A Guide to Physics, Second Edition.


Due to the Mass-Energy Equivalence equation that Einstein is known for, you will begin to gain mass as you get closer to light-speed. Jan 25, Alexandra Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: My biggest fear with this book is that it is now dated by a few years, and new advances have proven or disproved some of the theorems discussed.

Bussey, Contemporary PhysicsJune I am so grateful to this book for helping me visualize a fourth dimension.

BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines

Superstrings and Other Things: The tone is consistently good-humored, almost playful at times. I hope that Jim Al-Khalili had no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher. 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.

Reviews It is very desirable to have a book available that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint. Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe. The edge holew space A closed universe Al-khaliki open universe What shape is the Universe then? What might happen if you fall into a black hole? While still an active researcher in theoretical physics, Dr.

Apr 21, Katerina added it Shelves: This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime.