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Time Travel Books and Videos

The science of time travel is really fascinating. To really find out more we recommend the following excellent books.

 

THE TIME TRAVELLER: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO MAKE TIME TRAVEL A REALITY (BOOK)

Prof. Mallett is a real, world known, scientist and this book comes highly recommended.

PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: A SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD OF PHASERS, FORCE FIELDS, TELEPORTATION AND TIME TRAVEL (BOOK)

Michio Kaku takes us through an excellent description of Sci-Fi science. This comes highly recommended.

TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN'S UNIVERSE (BOOK)

This amazing book makes difficult scientific concepts accessible to the layman through analogy. This is not just a book for sci-fi film fans, however; anyone with a general interest in science will find it rewarding. The theories and ideas presented here are often extremely complex but this is nevertheless an exceptionally readable and enjoyable book

TIME TRAVEL FOR BEGINNERS (BOOK)

John Gribbin is an internationally successful science writer and broadcaster whose many books for adults include In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, Almost Everyone's Guide to Science, Q is for Quantum and Science: A History. His wife Mary is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts.

SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY: FROM TIME TRAVEL TO SUPERINTELLIGENCE (BOOK)

A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments.

HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE (BOOK)

In How to Build a Time Machine, Paul Davies, Professor of Theoretical Physics has produced a delightful little book about time and time-travel. At the heart of the book is an explanation of Einstein's theory of relativity and what that theory tells us about the possibility of time-travel.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME: FROM THE BIG BANG TO BLACK HOLES (BOOK)

Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help non-scientists understand fundamental questions of physics and our existence. Among the topics covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; the concepts are so vast (or so tiny) that they cause mental vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject.

THE ILLUSTRATED BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME (BOOK)

In this revised, expanded and illustrated edition of "A Brief History of Time", Stephen Hawking includes the most recent developments in the field of cosmology, many of which were forecast by himself. The "big bang", "wormholes", black holes, particle physics, the vastness of intergalactic space, and matter and anti-matter are introduced.


EXPLORING BLACK HOLES: AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL RELATIVITY (BOOK)

The goal of this unique book is to provide the tools for readers to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations about curved spacetime near Earth and black holes. To that end, the book uses calculus and algebra, rather than tensors, to make general relativity accessible. Five chapters introduce basic theory and seven projects guide readers in the analysis of major applications.

THE EDGE OF INFINITY (BOOK)

In the past, they were recognized as the most destructive force in nature. Now, following a cascade of astonishing discoveries, supermassive black holes have undergone a dramatic shift in paradigm. Astronomers are finding out that these objects may have been critical to the formation of structure in the early universe, spawning bursts of star formation, planets, and even life itself. They may have contributed as much as half of all the radiation produced after the Big Bang, and as many as 200 million of them may now be lurking through the vast expanses of the observable cosmos. In this elegant, non-technical account, Melia conveys for the general reader the excitement generated by the quest to expose what these giant distortions in the fabric of space and time have to say about our origin and ultimate destiny.

BLACK HOLES AND TIME WARPS (BOOK)

Ever since Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity burst upon the world in 1915, some of the world's most brilliant minds have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that legacy. Einstein himself was resistant to its implications, but physicists, astronomers and cosmologists have argued over his theory ever since. This volume is a history of Einstein's ideas as they made their way through the increasingly political world of science. Kip Thorne is the co-author (with John Wheeler and Charles Misner) of "Gravitation".

OUT OF THIS WORLD: UNIVERSES, BRANES, STRINGS AND OTHER IDEAS OF MODERN PHYSICS (BOOK)

In "Out of this World", Stephen Webb examines these theories. After introducing general relativity and quantum mechanics - the twin foundations of 20th-century physics - he explains how these two theories simply cannot both be true. Then, in a series of chapters, he introduces us to the seemingly outlandish and bizarre ideas that astronomers and physicists have come up with to account for this apparent theoretical inconsistency, ultimately leading us to wholly new realms of understanding that many scientists and mathematicians are now proposing.


PARALLEL WORLDS: THE SCIENCE OF ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES AND THE FUTURE OF THE COSMOS (BOOK)

Getting a grip on the creation and ultimate fate of the universe is one of the great scientific stories of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first, the story is expanding to enfold many universes. Michio Kaku's dazzling book tells that new story. Using the latest astronomical data, he explores the Big Bang, theories of everything, and our cosmic future. His wonderfully clear scientific account leads to some mind-boggling speculations about the human implications of this story. Are we condemned to watch a single universe slowly run down, becoming a dark, cold wasteland? Or can we dream of escaping into one of many parallel universes, each born of a new Big Bang, or even existing in another dimension? Kaku shows how the new cosmology points to these and other astonishing possibilities.

PARALLEL UNIVERSES: THE SEARCH FOR OTHER WORLDS (BOOK)

Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.

 

 

 

BLACK HOLES AND BABY UNIVERSES (BOOK)

Covering subjects ranging from the personal to the wholly scientific, this is a collection of Stephen Hawking's essays and other pieces, revealing him as scientist, man, concerned world citizen and imaginative thinker. He recalls his first experience of nursery school, punctures the arrogance of those who think science can best be understood only by other scientists, explores the origins and the future of the universe, and reflects on the phenomenon of his bestselling book, "A Brief History of Time". Some of the pieces reflect familiar material in fresh ways, while others are entirely new - including the lengthy transcript of Hawking's conversation on "Desert Island Discs".

COSMIC TIME TRAVEL: A SCIENTIFIC ODYSSEY (BOOK)

A fascinating examination of the possibility of time travel and the scientific breakthrough that may make it happen.

 

 

 

 

FASTER THAN LIGHT: SUPERLUMINAL LOOPHOLES IN PHYSICS (BOOK)

A highly recommended short read that discusses a range of theories for travelling at superluminal velocity and proposes a few good ideas.

 

 

 

 

WHY NOTHING CAN TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT (BOOK)

The Zimmermans range broadly across the enormous spectrum that is nature: from how the universe began to its probable fate, from microscopic viruses to dinosaurs, from the effects of radiation to the depletion of the ozone layer. This collection of essays is instructive, entertaining, and just plain fun.

 

 

 

THE NATURE OF SPACE AND TIME (BOOK)

Who doesn't love a good argument? When physics heavyweights Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose delivered three sets of back-and-forth lectures capped by a final debate at Cambridge's Isaac Newton Institute, the course of modern cosmological thinking was at stake. As it happens, The Nature of Space and Time, which collects these remarks, suggests that little has changed from the days when Einstein challenged Bohr by refusing to believe that God plays dice. The maths is more abstruse, the arguments more refined, but the argument still hinges on whether our physical theories should be expected to model reality or merely predict measurements.

THE END OF CERTAINTY: TIME, CHAOS AND THE NEW LAWS OF NATURE (BOOK)

The Nobel laureate and founder of chaos theory challenges the accepted laws of nature, explaining why Einstein's belief that time is merely an illusion is incorrect.

 

 

 

BLACK HOLES, WORMHOLES AND TIME MACHINES (BOOK)

This text leads the reader through a range of topics in modern science. It begins with simple ideas in geometry and describes what Einstein's theories of relativity are about and how they have been used to understand the universe and some of the exotic structures it may contain. This book is aimed at readers who do not have a background in science but who are interested in the answers to questions such as: what was there before the Big Bang; what does the inside of a black hole look like; does the universe have an edge; do parallel universes exist; and, are people able to travel back in time? Travelling into the future is not only possible but has been done. The problem is travelling to the past.

TIME MACHINES: TIME TRAVEL IN PHYSICS, METAPHYSICS AND SCIENCE FICTION (BOOK)

A lively study of how time travel has been portrayed in fiction from the 18th century to the present. The author also discusses how modern physicists are now giving serious attention to what was once dismissed as sheer fantasy. Technical appendices, using only first college calculus, are supplied for those with a mathematical bent. This book is intended for general science readers.

 

 

TIME TRAVEL: A NEW PERSPECTIVE (BOOK)

Scattered throughout the world are objects that could not possibly belong to the time period in which they were found. A human footprint contemporary with the dinosaurs? The skeletal remains of men and women long before humanity appeared on the planet? This text shows how time travel is not only theoretically possible, but that the future generations may already be engaged in it. Readers can weigh up the evidence for themselves - and take part in the unique programme, based on esoteric techniques and on the findings of parapsychology and quantum physics, which enables them to structure their own group investigation into a form of vivid mental time travel.

TIME TRAVEL: A SCIENCE FICTION WRITING SERIES (BOOK)

Explores the theories of relativity and the science behind time travel to help writers of science fiction create their stories.

 

 

 

 

THE TIME TRAVELHANDBOOK: A MANUAL FOR PRACTICAL TELEPORTATION AND TIME TRAVEL (BOOK)

Not just a whacked-out look at science fiction, this is an authoritative chronicling of real-life time travel experiments, teleportation devices and more. It takes the reader beyond the government experiments and deep into the uncharted territory of early time travellers such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi and their alleged time travel experiments, as well as the Wilson Brothers of EMI and their connection to the Philadelphia Experiment -The US Navy's forays into invisibility, time travel, and teleportation. Childress looks into the claims of time travelling individuals, and investigates the unusual claim that the pyramids on Mars were built in the future and sent back in time.

LORENTZIAN WORMHOLES: FROM EINSTEIN TO HAWKING (BOOK)

Wormholes, spacewarps, timewarps and time machines have permeated popular culture. This technical monograph looks at the science behind the science fiction, covering the history and theories of wormholes, spacewarps, and time travel. This work should be of interest to specialists in general relativity, gravitation, or cosmology; graduate students on courses in general relativity; and the general reader.

 

 

STEPHEN HAWKING AND THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (VIDEO)

Professor Stephen Hawking mesmerized the world with his science best-seller A Brief History of Time. Twenty years on he asks how much more do we know about the universe. Hawking is able to introduce fresh ideas which even he dared not imagine two decades ago. From the macro to the micro Hawking explores supernovae, black holes, dark matter, and the sub-atomic world.

 

SPACE (VIDEO)

Space is a visually impressive six-part popular science series from the BBC. Like Carl Sagan's pioneering Cosmos from 1980, Space delves in to the mysteries of how stars and planets were created. A series that sheds light on both the secrets of the universe and, implicitly, the anxious state of our new millennial society, Space is a compelling combination of popular astronomy and really, really scary cosmology.

THE COMPLETE COSMOS (VIDEO)

The complete Channel 4 television series. Features the episodes 'Hub Of The Planets', 'Earthspace', 'Mars, Life And Impacts', 'Man In Space', 'Pioneers', 'Cosmic Focus' and 'Deep Space'.


THE PRIVILEGED PLANET - THE SEARCH FOR PURPOSE IN THE UNIVERSE (VIDEO)

Documentary which explores the connection between human survival and our capacity to understand the universe.

THE TIME TRAVELLER: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO MAKE TIME TRAVEL A REALITY (KINDLE)

Prof. Mallett is a real, world known, scientist and this book comes highly recommended.

PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: A SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD OF PHASERS, FORCE FIELDS, TELEPORTATION AND TIME TRAVEL (KINDLE)

Michio Kaku takes us through an excellent description of Sci-Fi science. This comes highly recommended.

SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY: FROM TIME TRAVEL TO SUPERINTELLIGENCE (KINDLE)

A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments.

THE THEORY AND REALITY OF MULTIUNIVERSES AND TIME TRAVEL (KINDLE)

Multiverses, or multiple universes. Do they exist? The author suggests they do in this novel approach to the issue, with some interesting consequences for fans of time travel. A short yet thought provoking look at the idea of multiverses in a simple to understand text.
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UNVEILING THE EDGE OF TIME: BLACK HOLES, WHITE HOLES AND WORMHOLES (BOOK)

An updated look at black holes chronicles their discovery and formation and offers two known ways for humans to build a time machine using the laws of physics.