Time: A Travelers Guide

Paperback | September 15, 1999

byClifford A. Pickover

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"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is thenature of time? In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover'sbook offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along. By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.

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Although most people think it sounds like something out of Dr. Who or Star Trek, others believe that time travel is a real possibility. Who were some of the first philosophers, artists and scientists to propose stepping back in time or leaping forward into the future? Do time travel and space travel have things in common? Clifford A. P...

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"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is thenature of time? In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pic...

Clifford A. Pickover is Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. An associate editor of several journals, prolific inventor, and puzzle columnist for magazines such as Discover, Pickover is the author of many bestselling books on popular science topics. He lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130960

ISBN - 13:9780195130966

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Although most people think it sounds like something out of Dr. Who or Star Trek, others believe that time travel is a real possibility. Who were some of the first philosophers, artists and scientists to propose stepping back in time or leaping forward into the future? Do time travel and space travel have things in common? Clifford A. Pickover examines this fascinating, and in some ways frightening, topic in Time: A Traveler's Guide.

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"H.G. Wells, call your office! Pickover has stolen your time machine.... He moves the concept of time travel out of wild fantasy into scientific possibility. In an entertaining dialogue between imaginary characters from the twenty-first century, he draws out the imaginative and scientificimplications of a technology that would allow us to tunnel back into the past or catapult into the future.... The intellectual daring of this book guarantees it a sizable readership."--Booklist