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10 Short Lessons in Time Travel

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 178x129mm

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Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781789292916

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

'10 Short Lessons in Time Travel lucidly sums up the essential parts of this fascinating subject.' John Gribbin
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In Ten Short Lessons in Time Travel, Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating and up-to-date tour of the workings of the universe that suggest the possibility of journeying back and forth through time.

Einstein’s special theory of relativity told us that time travel to the future was possible, and later his general theory of relativity showed us that loops in spacetime could exist, meaning that we might be able to bend time backwards, too. But what are the practicalities of making time travel possible? What do we still need to know? How do we deal with paradoxical twists in time – and could quantum physics hold the answer? From the imagination of novelists to current research, 10 Short Lessons in Time Travel is a grand tour of the essential lessons in this game-changing area of physics.

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most important and fascinating areas of science in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science you’ve always wanted to know more about.

Publication Date: 08/04/2021

Price: £3.99

ISBN: 9781789292923

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

'10 Short Lessons in Time Travel lucidly sums up the essential parts of this fascinating subject.' John Gribbin
________________________

In Ten Short Lessons in Time Travel, Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating and up-to-date tour of the workings of the universe that suggest the possibility of journeying back and forth through time.

Einstein’s special theory of relativity told us that time travel to the future was possible, and later his general theory of relativity showed us that loops in spacetime could exist, meaning that we might be able to bend time backwards, too. But what are the practicalities of making time travel possible? What do we still need to know? How do we deal with paradoxical twists in time – and could quantum physics hold the answer? From the imagination of novelists to current research, 10 Short Lessons in Time Travel is a grand tour of the essential lessons in this game-changing area of physics.

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most important and fascinating areas of science in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science you’ve always wanted to know more about.

About the Author

Brian Clegg studied physics at Cambridge University and is now an award-winning and bestselling science writer and public speaker, having written over forty popular science books and a growing range of novels. He has written for a wide range of publications, and is the editor of www.popularscience.co.uk.

Reviews

  • 'In the TV series Dragnet, detective Joe Friday used to say ‘All we want are the facts’. Joe Friday would have loved Brian Clegg’s books. Brian can be relied on to give you the facts, and nothing but the facts, on matters scientific, from the science of the human body to – in this case – the science of time travel. 10 Short Lessons in Time Travel lucidly sums up the essential parts of this fascinating subject. Spacewarps and timewarps are both allowed by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and both feature here, along with practical hints on how to build a time machine and the pros and cons of freezing yourself to wake up in the distant future. The bottom line is, time travel is theoretically possible, but practically very difficult. But 500 years ago, the same could have been said of heavier-than-air flying machines.', John Gribbin, author of "Six Impossible Things
  • The 'Quanta of Solace' and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World"