Time: A Traveler's Guide
"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?
In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover's book offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along.
By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.
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A great book, but confusing. This is a great explanation of basic and some advanced modern physics. This was my first book about the topic, I found it very helpful. However, I did have to read it many times to pick up on the concepts.
Building an EinsteinLangevin Clock
The Lorentz Transformation
The Brains Time Machine
HereNow and Elsewhere in Spacetime
Three Important Rules for Time Travelers
Your Space or Mine?
How to Time Travel into the Future
Can John F Kennedy Be Saved?
Closed Timelike Curves in a Gödelian Universe
Wormhole Time Machine
Adventures with Time
Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility
Some Concluding Musings and Thoughts
Gravitational Time Dilation
Tachyons Cosmic Moment Lines
Time Travel by Balloons and Strings
Smorgasbord for Computer Junkies
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