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How to Build a Time Machine Paperback – 1 Apr 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142001864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142001868
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,061,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and the author of God and the New Physics, The Mind of God, and many other popular books. In 1995 he won the prestigious Templeton Prize for his work on the philosophical meaning of science and was recently awarded the Kelvin Medal by the UK Institute of Physics. Davies lives in Australia and frequently travels, teaches, and lectures in the United States.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.6 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars He has kept such an interest in this book I am beyond amazed. He keeps it with him with his notebook ... 1 Jan. 2016
By Erika Mearion-Smalls - Published on
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I purchased this book for my 12 year. He's taken an interest in Quantum physics. He has kept such an interest in this book I am beyond amazed. He keeps it with him with his notebook and dictionary handy. There are some words he comes across that he's not familiar with which is completely understandable. This isn't a book for a 12 year old. It truly explains the concept of time travel not as a fantasy but as what you would have to do in order to achieve such a goal.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a magical view 2 Feb. 2015
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I prefer this book slightly more than Brian Clegg's book by the same title. It introduces an essentially scientific view of time travel, and in that respect is easily imitated, and not entirely without merit. I found the content, because of the scientific view, somewhat boring and familiar.
2.0 out of 5 stars no 14 Jun. 2014
By Marilyn L. - Published on
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don't bother. the writer goes to the edge of telling you something interesting and then flies off elsewhere. stay away.
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good 19 Aug. 2013
By John Strawberryfieldsforever - Published on
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A well written albeit short study in time machines. Interesting and not boring. A quick fun read. would recommend for a Saturday afternoon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the curious engineer and the scientific theorist alike. 17 Mar. 2002
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Those with a theoretical interest in time travel will appreciate Davies' attention to explaining in detail the intricate theory behind the components of time travel. I think the real winner though will be the engineer with a slant toward the practical application side. Davies' presents a potential design (complete with flow diagram!) of the process steps needed to construct a time machine. Theories of black holes, worm holes, gravity, anti-gravity, causality etc. are presented in crisp yet coherent detail.
As a literary style, I at first didn't care for the many cartoon type drawings which decorate nearly a quarter of the book, but as it went on I realized that not only where they illustrative to the the book's finer details, but also a symbol for the fanciful possiblity of time travel. Reader's with further interest will also appreciate the detailed bibliography.
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