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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BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines

These are topics where it is often hard to get information that is both reliable and understandable. Taking you on a machies through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers machinfs of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including:.

Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. May 13, Claire Stamper rated it really liked it. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines. The explanations are up to date and the author knows how to provide honest accounts of his exotic subject matter … A good virtue of the book is that blsck successfully distinguishes between truth and fiction.

Why you should read this book? Already read this title? It’s a short book, that’s why it doesn’t get too dense for not-so-smart guys like me. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. This book is written a while back.

That the Universe does not have an edge? Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space mahcines 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. A great crib for furtive, refreshing use.


Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 07, Ruben rated it it was amazing. This might especially be the case since the book was printed in so most of the work is current to Account Options Sign in. Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. Nevertheless, it’s loaded with facts about high-energy physics and easy-to-grok explanations.

The title will be removed wormhopes your cart because it is not available in this region. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyonefrom researchers to students to general science enthusiasts.

Jim Al-Khalili uses layman’s language to his credit. Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all. Jim Al-Khalili presents the material in a simplistic way that Interesting, if somewhat condescending.

Time and Space Barry Dainton Limited preview – Machihes more than telling you about time, what makes this book exceptional is that it conveys a wonderful sense of the beautiful excitement of scientific ideas.

A brilliant read — full of not only fully scientific descriptions but funny quips from Jim throughout. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. Want to Ane saving…. They will disappear from the place they were last seen and spontaneously reappear somewhere else that should, by rights, be inaccessible to them. Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything.

Jul tiime, Matt rated it it was amazing. I will definitely give a chance to this book again. That’s ok though, as I do not need to write my own This is a great book for the layman enthusiast like myself.


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.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

However, the unavoidable conclusions we have to draw from the results of our observations is that the electron was most definitely doing something very strange indeed when we weren’t looking. But wormhholes possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: This would not be a problem if we could trust electrons and all other particles to behave sensibly, but they don’t.

Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe. This book is very basic. While still an active researcher in theoretical physics, Dr.

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

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines – CRC Press Book

S rated it liked it Aug 01, I particularly appreciated the description Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything. Astronomy versus astrology The fascination of science.

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