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Build Your Own Time Machine

Build Your Own Time Machine
The Real Science of Time Travel
Brian Clegg
Price: £
8.99
  • eBook
Published: 
19 Jan 2012
ISBN: 
9780715643495
Pages: 
320
Genre: 
  • Popular Science
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In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood favourites, Doctor Who and H.G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. He explores the amazing possibilities of quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space.

How did the theories of one man change the way time is perceived? Why wouldn’t H.G. Wells’s time machine have worked? And what would we need to do to make a real one?

Reviews

'Brian Clegg brings it all beautifully down to earth. Brilliant' Johnny Ball

'Clegg proves himself to be a lucid guide to the often complex science of time travel' TLS

'Clegg's enjoyable exposition of how human time travel might be possible ... give[s] some unusually lucid scientific explanations' Guardian

'Clegg eschews arcane mathematics and presents a clear, readable history from Kepler to Copernicus, Einstein and beyond' Catholic Herald

'A thought-provoking and easy read, taking the reader a step or two beyond Doctor Who's Tardis and the DeLorean in Back to the Future' The Observatory Magazine

Brian Clegg

About Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg is the author of How to Build a Time Machine and Inflight Science. He holds a physics degree from the University of Cambridge and has written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines. He lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and two children.

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Build Your Own Time Machine

Build Your Own Time Machine
The Real Science of Time Travel
Brian Clegg
Price: £
8.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
28 Mar 2013
ISBN: 
9780715645185
Pages: 
320
Genre: 
  • Popular Science
Available from:

In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood favourites, Doctor Who and H.G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. He explores the amazing possibilities of quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space.

How did the theories of one man change the way time is perceived? Why wouldn’t H.G. Wells’s time machine have worked? And what would we need to do to make a real one?

Reviews

'Brian Clegg brings it all beautifully down to earth. Brilliant' Johnny Ball

'Clegg proves himself to be a lucid guide to the often complex science of time travel' TLS

'Clegg's enjoyable exposition of how human time travel might be possible ... give[s] some unusually lucid scientific explanations' Guardian

'Clegg eschews arcane mathematics and presents a clear, readable history from Kepler to Copernicus, Einstein and beyond' Catholic Herald

'A thought-provoking and easy read, taking the reader a step or two beyond Doctor Who's Tardis and the DeLorean in Back to the Future' The Observatory Magazine

Brian Clegg

About Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg is the author of How to Build a Time Machine and Inflight Science. He holds a physics degree from the University of Cambridge and has written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines. He lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and two children.

Titles by Brian Clegg
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Build Your Own Time Machine

Build Your Own Time Machine
The Real Science of Time Travel
Brian Clegg
Price: £
14.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
19 Jan 2012
ISBN: 
9780715642900
Pages: 
304
Genre: 
  • Popular Science
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There is no physical law to prevent time travel — nothing in physics to say it is impossible. So who is to say it can't be done?

In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood heroes, Doctor Who and H. G. Wells, to explain the nature of time.

How do we understand it and why measure it the way we do? How did the theories of one man change the way time was perceived by the world? Why wouldn't H. G. Wells's time machine have worked? And what would we need to do to make a real one?

Build Your Own Time Machine explores the amazing possibilities of quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. Brian Clegg applies the most famous of Einstein's theories, special and general relativity, to explain the real science of time travel and discover how possible it really is.

Reviews

'Brian Clegg brings it all beautifully down to earth. Brilliant' Johnny Ball

'Clegg proves himself to be a lucid guide to the often complex science of time travel' TLS

'Clegg's enjoyable exposition of how human time travel might be possible ... give[s] some unusually lucid scientific explanations' Guardian

'Clegg eschews arcane mathematics and presents a clear, readable history from Kepler to Copernicus, Einstein and beyond' Catholic Herald

'A thought-provoking and easy read, taking the reader a step or two beyond Doctor Who's Tardis and the DeLorean in Back to the Future' The Observatory Magazine

Brian Clegg

About Brian Clegg

Brian Clegg is the author of How to Build a Time Machine and Inflight Science. He holds a physics degree from the University of Cambridge and has written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines. He lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and two children.

Titles by Brian Clegg
Other titles by Brian Clegg