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Wirmholes Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Teaches a lot, as simply as one could expect, while keeping the material fascinating enough that you can’t keep the book down. Personally, I especially liked the chapters on wormholes. The material is not really dated. The presentation is quite thorough while being very much at a popular level, with almost no mathematics, some nice illustrations, and plenty of jokes.

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Al-Khalili has once again done everyone a good turn in providing it. Want to Read saving…. All of it beautifully rendered with illustrations and real-world easy to understand examples. Im used to use my imagination.

The pace of the journey as the ever more complex theories unfold is well handled. Lists jjim This Book. I highly recommend it!

Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. 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.

Summary 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. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


My criticism of this book and its low rating are grounded on it being ludicrously overpriced for such a slim volume. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, it tells us nothing about what the electron is doing when it is not observed. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. You need not be a genius to understand the majority of this book. Jose Cerino rated it liked it Oct 15, That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang? I place both books about equally in their readability to the common person, and amount of interesting information about our universe.

That’s ok though, as I do not need to write my own research paper on the subject of cosmology. This was quite an amazing book, even though he actually doesn’t believe in the possibility of time travel he thinks the only way it would work was if the past, present, and wormholfs existed all together as one moment, and he holws that would negate free will.

This does a great job of explaining different theories about the universe and why some are more likely than others, as well as faults with various theories.

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At an appreciable fraction of the speed of khallii time itself slows down. In closing, this is hands down, bar-none the absolute best book I have ever read on the introduction to these radically complicated topics for the laymen to understand. Is it that gravity just slows it down? Interesting, if somewhat condescending.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Jim Al-Khalili is extremely educated in this field and does a great job of explaining it to the average person. Jim has written this book in the easiest and often most humerous way that even a Neanderthal could understand. Read more Read less. 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.


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Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in sormholes since the publication of the best-selling first edition. Mar 02, Lucy rated it really liked it Shelves: The book itself describes the phenomena in question with skill and grace, remembering that this book is meant for laypeople and others unfamiliar with the subject.

So what do I think of this book? The tone is consistently good-humored, almost playful at times. While still an hholes researcher in theoretical physics, Dr.

It covers a great deal wormholew material in a thin package and has a bibliography if you are curious about any of the subjects and ideas covered.

Al-Kahalili is an absolute master at communicating these extraordinarily esoteric concepts to anyone with the desire to understand them. Customers who bought this item also bought. Something called entropy Arrows of time Stephen Hawking gets it wrong A possible solution.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

Having read the first edition and now the second edition and although I’d recommend this book strongly to anyone with an interest in these topics that isn’t perusing – or has – a degree in physics, I have a couple of gripes I’d like to bring some attention to. Trivia About Black Holes, Worm So was it a mistake or not? It is fascinating thoughtful, thought provoking, and pleasing to read at the same time, with many ties to popular culture and up to date physics.

The concepts apply today just as they did when the book was penned. For Instructors Request Aand Copy.