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Time Machines: Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction

Nahin, Paul J.

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ISBN 10: 0883189356 / ISBN 13: 9780883189351
Published by Springer, New York, N.Y., 1993
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408 pages, minor dust jacket edge wear and rub, light spine cock, otherwise, very clean and tight. Record # 457155. Bookseller Inventory # 457155

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Title: Time Machines: Time Travel in Physics, ...

Publisher: Springer, New York, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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From the foreword to the Second Edition, by Kip S. Thorne- "It is now not only the most complete documentation of time travel in science fiction; it is also the most thorough review of serious scientific literature on the subject - a review that, remarkably is scientifically accurate and at the same time largely accessible to a broad audience of nonspecialists .... In browsing this revised edition, I have been struck by the richness and complexity of the tapestry of ideas that Nahin presents.... Nahin simply reports what he sees in the physics and science fiction literature, commenting lucidly and often pointedly on the interconnections, contradictions, and controversies, but leaving it to his readers to form their own final judgments.... Nahin's book, with its complex tapestry of ideas and possibilities, may well remain the most readable and complete treatise on time travel in science and science fiction."

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