Time Machines

Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction

Authors: Nahin, Paul J.

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"Here's a gem of a book...all peppered with delightful notes from science fiction films, novels, and comics. I can't turn a page without finding a jewel." Clifford Stoll, University of California, Berkeley, author of The Cuckoo's Egg "The research that has gone into this book is impressive." Nature "For professional physicists much of the value lies in the extensive technical appendices and footnotes, and the exhaustive list of references. But if, like me, you are a child at heart, the real fun lies in the zany stories and wild speculations." Physics World Time Machines explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Goedel, and others; time travel paradoxes, and much more.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time Machines
Book Subtitle
Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98571-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-95222-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 628
Topics