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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Science - 291 pages
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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 Einsteinís Universe is a delightful and captivating exploration of the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel.
  

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

User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

I love that they didn't dumb down the language too much for this book! Really really interesting, the theories they chose to speak on were all so intriguing and the book left you wanting to do experiments of your own! Really great. Read full review

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

User Review  - James - Goodreads

There are quite a few tangents and the prose is a bit pompous at times, but overall this is a remarkably approachable book for someone who knows next to nothing about advanced science. Definitely worth a read if the title intrigues you. Read full review

Contents

Dreaming of Time Travel
3
Time Travel to the Future
33
Time Travel to the Past
76
Time Travel and the Beginning of the Universe
131
Reports from the Future
200

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About the author (2002)

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.

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