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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That our past, present and future might all coexist “out there”? Product pricing will be adjusted to hiles the corresponding currency. In any case, this book was very good. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a great book for the layman enthusiast like myself.

If you have read any other book on these topics, I still recommend this book, because it further clarifies some concepts. Why you should actual rating: At an appreciable fraction of the speed of light time itself slows down. Al-Khalili has once again done everyone a good turn in providing it. No trivia or quizzes yet. That’s tkme though, as I do not need to write my own research paper on the subject of cosmology. A great crib for furtive, refreshing use.

With his second monumental insight, Einstein showed how Spacetime is warped and stretched by the gravity of all objects in the Universe and even punctured by black holes. Giorgos Christoforakis rated it really liked it Sep 09, Summary Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Wnd Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition.

Al-Khalili is now a professor of physics at the University of Al-khallli, where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science.

It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics. I like Jim as a writer and a wl-khalili and am generally impressed by his work. May 07, Victoria rated it it was amazing. My criticism of this book and its low rating are grounded on it being ludicrously overpriced for such a slim volume. The edge of space A closed universe An open universe What shape is the Universe then? It developed from a lecture that the author gave to high-schoolers to recruit them to study physics.


What might happen if you fall into a black hole? As a broadcaster, Al-Khalili is frequently on television and radio and also writes articles for the British press. 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. As I mentioned, this book is meant for the common man or woman as the case may be.

With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our anr of the Universe. With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Un Do you know: Read, highlight, and mim notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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However, holfs is nothing to the Speed of Light. Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally machjnes science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe. If you have already read few books on the topic and know about Black Holes, Wormholes, this book won’t add anything new. Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access.

It’s a short book, that’s why it doesn’t get too dense for not-so-smart guys like me.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

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 al-khqlili out there Gravitational times. This book is very basic. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including:.

It is very desirable to have a book available that machhines the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint.


Due to the Mass-Energy Equivalence equation that Einstein is known for, you will begin to gain mass as you ho,es closer to light-speed. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. I enjoyed reading it very much. These are topics where it is often hard to get information that is both reliable and understandable.

After completing his A-levels inhe studied physics at the University of Surrey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in It is an interesting analogy when we consider what happens in our 3D world when scientists focus on quantum mechanics. Blair, University of Western Australia, The Physicist Jim Al-Khalili’s [book] is another of the many books about the wonders of the Universe and what we know about them.

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Teaches a lot, as simply as one could expect, while keeping the material fascinating enough that you can’t keep the book down. Interesting, if somewhat condescending. 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.

Oct 25, Eric rated it really liked it. The book covers the standard popular-physics-book basics of relativity, then goes into more detail about the ways that relativity allows time travel, especially involving wormholes.

Feb 14, Frostling rated it really liked it. Exclusive web offer for individuals. Trivia About Black Holes, Worm 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.