Teleportation: The Impossible Leap

Front Cover
Wiley, Apr 29, 2005 - Science - 288 pages
1 Review
An authoritative, entertaining examination of the ultimate thrill ride
Until recently the stuff of sci-fi fiction and Star Trek reruns, teleportation has become a reality-for subatomic particles at least. In this eye-opening book, science author David Darling follows the remarkable evolution of teleportation, visiting the key labs that have cradled this cutting-edge science and relating the all-too-human stories behind its birth. He ties in the fast emerging fields of cryptography and quantum computing, tackles some thorny philosophical questions (for instance, can a soul be teleported?), and asks when and how humans may be able to "beam up."

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Quantum mechanics meets Star Trek. Fascinating look at what is possible now, and what might become possible before too much longer. There's also a reasonably simple overview of quantum cryptography ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

I wouldn't have thought a whole book should be devoted to the (real) phenomenon of teleporting quantum particles. A big chunk of it consists of a basic intro to quantum concepts and information theory ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

About the author (2005)

DAVID DARLING, Ph.D., is the author of several other narrative science titles, including Equations of Eternity, a New York Times Notable Book, and Deep Time. He is also the author of The Universal Book of Mathematics, The Universal Book of Astronomy, and The Complete Book of Spaceflight, all from Wiley, as well as more than thirty children's books. His articles and reviews have appeared in Astronomy, Omni, Penthouse, New Scientist, the New York Times, and the Guardian, among others. He lives near Dundee, Scotland.

Bibliographic information