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Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time

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Time travel in Newton's universe was inconceivable, but in Einstein's universe it has become a possibility. Now, a Princeton astrophysicist gives readers a guided tour of the potential of traveling through time. Line drawings.

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"A stimulating odyssey." Scientific American

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"With an exceptional teacher like Gott at our side, new knowledge will become an adventure accessible to anyone willing to be dazzled...Fantasy, astronomy, and rare equations dance like sugar plums under his hand." Baltimore Sun

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"Gott deftly weaves complex concepts of physics with an engaging literary style...simultaneously satisfying readers' curiosity and inciting their imaginations." Science News

Synopsis:

In this fascinating book, the renowned astrophysicist J. Richard Gott leads time travel out of the world of H. G. Wells and into the realm of scientific possibility. Building on theories posited by Einstein and advanced by scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, Gott explains how time travel can actually occur. He describes, with boundless enthusiasm and humor, how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened, and he contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. Notable not only for its extraordinary subject matter and scientific brilliance, Time Travel in Einsteins Universe is a delightful and captivating exploration of the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276).

About the Author

J. RICHARD GOTT III is a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. For fourteen years he served as the chairman of the judges of the National Westinghouse and Intel Science Talent Search, the premier science competition for high school students. The recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Gott has written on time travel for Time and on other topics for Scientific American, New Scientist, and American Scientist.

Table of Contents

Dreaming of time travel — Time travel to the future — Time travel to the past — Time travel and the beginning of the Universe — Report from the future — Index.

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bradley1st, July 17, 2008 (view all comments by bradley1st)
This book has a mistake on page 68 and 69 regarding about the years. He forgot to sum up all the year Astra has traveled.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618257355
Author:
Gott, J. Richard
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Gott, J. Richard, III
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x.76 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618257355 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A stimulating odyssey."
"Review" by , "With an exceptional teacher like Gott at our side, new knowledge will become an adventure accessible to anyone willing to be dazzled...Fantasy, astronomy, and rare equations dance like sugar plums under his hand."
"Review" by , "Gott deftly weaves complex concepts of physics with an engaging literary style...simultaneously satisfying readers' curiosity and inciting their imaginations."
"Synopsis" by ,
In this fascinating book, the renowned astrophysicist J. Richard Gott leads time travel out of the world of H. G. Wells and into the realm of scientific possibility. Building on theories posited by Einstein and advanced by scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, Gott explains how time travel can actually occur. He describes, with boundless enthusiasm and humor, how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened, and he contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. Notable not only for its extraordinary subject matter and scientific brilliance, Time Travel in Einsteins Universe is a delightful and captivating exploration of the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276).
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