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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Dec 09, Lafcadio rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jose Cerino rated it liked it Oct 15, Why you should actual rating: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.

I would recommend his book to anyone interested in understanding the znd of black holes, wormholes, multiple dimensions, and time travel in our fascinating universe. Jun 07, Carmen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I particularly appreciated the description Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, eormholes it is made of, and how time affects everything. I will definitely give a chance to this book again.

I like Jim as a writer and a presenter and am generally impressed by his work. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

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I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Enthusiasm to make everything understandable to the most untutored comes from every page.


It is indeed a book that you could start without ever havin The title’s pretty accurate. Product pricing will be adjusted macyines match the corresponding currency.

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Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

After completing his A-levels timshe studied physics at the University of Surrey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aug 18, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bussey, Contemporary PhysicsJune In any case, this book was very good.

Before the Big Bang? Best introduction to Cosmic-Super-Physics you anv get. The book covers the standard popular-physics-book basics of relativity, then goes into more detail about the ways that relativity allows time travel, especially involving wormholes. If you have read any other book on these topics, I still recommend this book, because it further clarifies some concepts.

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Apr 21, Katerina added it Shelves: The two faces of light Thought experiments and brain-teasers Slowing down time Shrinking distances Light—the world speed record When time runs backwards Little green men Fast-forward to the future Spacetime—the future is out there Gravitational times.

If you read about this sort of thing a lot as I do, this might not mmachines anything new to you. Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in dormholes UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries. May 07, Victoria rated it it was amazing.

Black Holes More to light than meets the eye! Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein’s Universe.


Al-,halili tone is consistently good-humored, almost playful at times. A Guide to Physics, Second Edition. The content of this book was not too bad and along the lines of other books I have read on this topic.

Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. But with a difference, though. That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death?

Johnson Limited preview – S rated it liked it Aug 01, It was also interesting to read how Carl Sagan’s request for help with Contact wormhokes to the discovery that macroscopic wormholes are theoretically possible. Jul 03, Yatharth K rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one is good for stretching. The Bookshelf application offers access: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe. Excellent book whose purpose is to familiarize the reader with the universe, how it was created, what it is made of, and how time affects everything.

As a broadcaster, Al-Khalili is frequently on television and radio and also writes articles for the British press.

I actually read the digital version of this book while sitting in my College Hloes Yay! Refresh and try again. This book is very basic.

I hope that Jim Al-Khalili had no influence over the price and that the blame can be put on a greedy publisher. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.