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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And it’s great to get you started down the path of reading more and more complex books on this subject. They exist in two places at once, they tunnel through impenetrable barriers, travel in two different directions simultaneously, and even have several conflicting properties simultaneously. Paperbackpages.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A brilliant read — full of not only fully scientific descriptions but funny quips from Jim throughout. The pace of the journey as the ever more complex theories unfold is well handled. Jim Al-Khalili presents the material in a simplistic way that These are topics where it is often hard to get information that is both reliable and understandable.

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines – CRC Press Book

Also, the history of these subjects is described, and a valuable list of references, including both popular and advanced levels, is attached … the book contains several nice figures to help understanding properties of relativity theory. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Best introduction to Cosmic-Super-Physics you can get. It covers a great deal of material in a thin package and has a bibliography if you are curious about any of the subjects and ideas covered. Jan 10, Mahmoud Sindi rated it it was amazing. As a broadcaster, Al-Khalili is frequently on television and radio and also writes articles for the British press.

Which might tell you how good it is, since I read the whole book in two sittings while in the painful computer lab! Quite a lot of important details are included and discussed, giving an extremely good up-to-date overview of the subject matter.

At an appreciable fraction of the speed of holew time itself slows down. Return to Book Page. Despite the fact that this book is now 11 years old, it remains a good and compact introduction to physics, astronomy and cosmology.

Oct 30, Alisa Kester rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In that sense, the author avoids using too much scientific jargon and describes things in a manner that is easy to understand. 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 it successfully distinguishes between truth and fiction.

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That the Universe does not have an edge? Jun 01, Massis rated it it was amazing. Why is it dark at night? The title’s pretty accurate. Dec 09, Lafcadio rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The author seems to be a rather conservative physicist, which makes me wonder why he wrote the book at all.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I mean, Special Relativity is only applicable when an object is going at an appreciable fraction of the Speed of Light.

This would not be a problem if we could trust electrons and all jin particles to behave sensibly, but they don’t. That our past, present and future might all coexist “out there”?

This one is good for stretching. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book.

May 07, Victoria rated it it was amazing. I particularly loved this section, on quantum particles: Due to the Mass-Energy Equivalence equation that Einstein is known for, you will begin to gain mass as you wormhoes closer to light-speed.

But 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.