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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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With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe.

Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical wormholess and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.

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It can be strongly recommended to teenagers and to anyone who wants a non-technical account of some very topical areas of modern physics. 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.

The blacm is very easy going and concepts are made very easy to understand. Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe.

If you have already read few books on the topic iim know about Black Holes, Wormholes, this book won’t add anything new. Add to Wish List. The first book on cosmology I ever read. Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf.

As I mentioned, this book is meant for the common man or woman as the case may be. I particularly loved this section, on quantum particles: Which it doesn’t, of course, so he and I disagree there.


It’s still about how his wife doesn’t understand anything about physics. Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. 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.

Jul 03, Yatharth K rated it it was amazing Shelves: They will disappear from the place they were last seen and spontaneously reappear somewhere else that should, by rights, be inaccessible to them.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

I was fascinated to learn that the entire area of wormholes, first developed by Kip Thorne, was initially prompted by Carl Sagan, who wanted to have some kind of plausible scientific basis for his novel Contact. Parallel universes Where are all the time travelers? But with a difference, though. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit. In that sense, the author avoids using too much scientific jargon and describes things in a manner that is easy to understand.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime.

What might happen if you fall into a black hole? That our past, present and future might all coexist “out there”? They tiime in two places at once, they tunnel through impenetrable barriers, travel in two different directions simultaneously, and even have several conflicting properties simultaneously.

It explains the difference between rotating Kerr black holes and non-rotating Schwarzchild ones, which I don’t remember learning anywhere before.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines – CRC Press Book

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. Wotmholes rated it it was ok Jun 12, With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe.


Very informative and entertaining at the mschines time. This book is written a while back. Superstrings and Other Things: Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries. Aug 18, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: The title’s pretty accurate.

I wor,holes appreciated the description Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize wormholex reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything.

What are VitalSource eBooks? Jan 01, Ben Hart rated it it was amazing. It is indeed a book that you could start without ever havin The title’s pretty accurate. Al-Kahili does an impressive job of explaining some of the most profound topics a-lkhalili modern Physics. The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region. Johnson Limited preview – I am so grateful to this book for helping me visualize a fourth dimension.

It is an interesting analogy when we consider what happens in our 3D world when scientists focus on quantum mechanics. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. This might especially be the case since the book was printed in so most of the work is current to