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How to build a time machine / Paul Davies
Bib ID 176237
Format BookBook
Author
Davies, P. C. W. (Paul Charles William), 1946-
 
Edition 1st American ed. 
Description New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2002 
131 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0670030635 (acid-free paper)
0142001864 (paperback)
Summary

"Paul Davies tackles an issue that has boggled minds for centuries: Is time travel possible?" "The answer, insists Davies, is definitely yes - once you iron out a few kinks in the spacetime continuum. With tongue planted seriously in cheek, Davies explains that to visit the future, all you need is a little help from gravity and a spaceship that can travel just under the speed of light. As for returning to the past, the best bet is to find a convenient black hole equipped with a traversable wormhole - though if you're not careful, you may find yourself sucked into a one-way journey to nowhere. After laying the theoretical foundation, Davies sets out a four-stage process of assembling a time machine and making it work. He also addresses the ticklish question of why, if time travel is indeed feasible, we're not swarming with time tourists visiting us from the future."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Prologue
  • 1. How to Visit the Future
  • 2. How to Visit the Past
  • 3. How to Build a Time Machine
  • 4. How to Make Sense of It All.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-[128]) and index.

Subjects Space and time.  |  Time travel.

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