Teleportation: The Impossible LeapAn authoritative, entertaining examination of the ultimate thrill ride Until recently the stuff of scifi fiction and Star Trek reruns, teleportation has become a realityfor subatomic particles at least. In this eyeopening book, science author David Darling follows the remarkable evolution of teleportation, visiting the key labs that have cradled this cuttingedge science and relating the alltoohuman 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." 
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User Review  Matthew  GoodreadsI read this book in one day. Teleportation: The Impossible Leap was written in a very clear style that communicated the complexities of elementary quantum physics to the lay reader. Me. Not that I ... Read full review
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User Review  GoodreadsI read this book in one day. Teleportation: The Impossible Leap was written in a very clear style that communicated the complexities of elementary quantum physics to the lay reader. Me. Not that I ... Read full review
Contents
Prologue  1 
Introduction A Brief History of Beaming Up  5 
Chapter 1 Light Readings  17 
Chapter 2 Ghosts in the Material World  53 
Chapter 3 The Mysterious Link  83 
Chapter 4 Dataverse  103 
Chapter 5 Secret Communications  131 
Chapter 6 A Miracle in Montreal  155 
Chapter 8 A Computer without Bounds  189 
Chapter 9 Atoms Molecules Microbes  213 
Chapter 10 Farfetched and Farreaching  231 
Epilogue  253 
Chronology  257 
References  261 
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