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Author : Phil Hornshaw
Nick Hurwitch
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-04-03
Page : 336
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1101561564
Description :


Welcome, intrepid temporal explorers, to the world's first and only field manual/survival guide to time travel!DON'T LEAVE THIS TIME PERIOD WITHOUT IT! Humans from H. G. Wells to Albert Einstein to Bill & Ted have been fascinated by time travel-some say drawn to it like moths to a flame. But in order to travel safely and effectively, newbie travelers need to know the dos and don'ts. Think of this handy little book as the only thing standing between you and an unimaginably horrible death-or being trapped forever in another time or alternate reality. You get: Essential time travel knowledge: Choosing the right time machine, from DeLoreans to hot tubs to phone booths-and beyond What to say-and what NOT to say-to your doppelganger Understanding black holes and Stephen Hawking's term "spaghettification" (no, it's not a method of food preperation; yes, it is a horrifically painful way to meet your end) The connection between Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, traversing wormholes and the 88 mph speed requirement The possible consequences of creating a time paradox-including, but not limited to, the implosion of the universe Survival tips for nearly any sticky time travel situation: How to befriend a dinosaur and subsequently fight other dinosaurs with that dinosaur Instructions to build your very own Rube Goldberg Time Machine Crusading-for fun and profit Tips on battling cowboys, pirates, ninjas, samurai, Nazis, Vikings, robots and space marines How to operate a microwave oven Enjoying the servitude of robots and tips for living underground when they inevitably rise up against us


Author : Phil Hornshaw
Nick Hurwitch
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 2012
Page : 326
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 9780425245583
Description :


Provides novices with the do's and don't's of time travel, including why wormholes are not the safest way to travel, things you shouldn't say when meeting your future or past versions of yourself and how to avoid “spaghettification.” Original. 40,000 first printing.


Author : Paul Davies
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2002-06-06
Page : 160
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 014193042X
Description :


Inspired at an impressionable age by the work of science fiction writers H.G.Wells and Arthur C Clarke, Paul Davies has thought long and hard about ways to travel in time. Here, the best-selling popular science writer finally reveals how it can be done - without breaking the laws of physics and without causing any earth-shattering paradoxes. Since time is money, time travel is a costly business. But with the help of a handy black hole, or better a wormhole, and a bit of luck, Davies's guide illustrates how this new mode of travel could yet be a viable option. "An entertaining tour around a fascinating topic, conducted by a world-class physicist" - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


Author : Kip Thorne
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-11-07
Page : 336
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 0393351386
Description :


A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).


Author : Phil Hornshaw
Nick Hurwitch
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2015-02-03
Page : 288
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1492603007
Description :


Think every space hero was born with an army of laser-firing minions? Think it's easy to maintain a healthy rivalry with your archnemesis? Think again! Intergalactic News Flash: Even a rookie like yourself can become the next great Space Hero. But there's more to it than seducing alien babes or swapping one-liners with our first mate. How will you combat the evils of helmet hair? Can you win a no-win scenario? If you want to survive the 'Verse, you've got a lot to learn, Cadet. The Space Hero's Guide to Glory is a step-by-step illustrated guide that will take you from home world half-wit to interstellar idol. Filled with lessons gleaned from your legendary predecessors—including Han Solo, Captain Kirk, and Kara Thrace—you'll learn the difference between laser and phaser, how to assemble a crew of brilliant misfits, and the basic piloting skills to avoid warping your starship straight into a black hole. So suit up and get reading, Cadet. Space needs its next Space Hero!


Author : James Gleick
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 080416892X
Description :


Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H.G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.


Author : Phil Hornshaw
Publisher : Adams Media
Release : 2012-09-18
Page : 256
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9781440542596
Description :


The Ultimate Zombie-Fighting Challenge! You may think that you know everything there is to know about Alice and the Umbrella Corporation, but how much do you really know? With topics that cover the entire Resident Evil franchise, you'll have to drop in on every fight, scene, and exchange in order to beat this trivia challenge. If you really want to prove that you're a Racoon City expert, get ready to put your skills to the test with questions like: Where does Alice's real name appear in the films? How long does it take to make a single dose of the Daylight vaccine? What role did the mansion play in World War II? The ultimate test of fandom, this book is guaranteed to challenge even the greatest Resident Evil fan!


Author : Nick Hurwitch
Publisher : Adams Media
Release : 2012-11-18
Page : 256
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9781440542602
Description :


The Ultimate Halfling Challenge! You may think that you know everything there is to know about Bilbo, the Shire, and Middle-earth, but how much do you really know? With topics ranging from the lore of dragons, elves, dwarves, and other inhabitants of Tolkien's world to the directors, writers, and artists he inspired, test your knowledge against these fiendishly difficult challenges: What color were Thorin Oakenshield's stockings? What was Gandalf's name in Tolkien's first draft of The Hobbit? Which actor sang "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" (in possibly the worst music video ever created)? Find out if you're a real fan of the greatest imaginary world ever created. Shields up, and swords at the ready! Your quest is about to begin.


Author : Carlo Rovelli
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-05-08
Page : 256
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 0735216126
Description :


One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and Helgoland, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.


Author : J. Richard Gott
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2015-08-25
Page : 304
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 0547526571
Description :


A Princeton astrophysicist explores whether journeying to the past or future is scientifically possible in this “intriguing” volume (Neil deGrasse Tyson). It was H. G. Wells who coined the term “time machine”—but the concept of time travel, both forward and backward, has always provoked fascination and yearning. It has mostly been dismissed as an impossibility in the world of physics; yet theories posited by Einstein, and advanced by scientists including Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, suggest that the phenomenon could actually occur. Building on these ideas, J. Richard Gott, a professor who has written on the subject for Scientific American, Time, and other publications, describes how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened—and contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. This look at the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel “deserves the attention of anyone wanting wider intellectual horizons” (Booklist). “Impressively clear language. Practical tips for chrononauts on their options for travel and the contingencies to prepare for make everything sound bizarrely plausible. Gott clearly enjoys his subject and his excitement and humor are contagious; this book is a delight to read.” —Publishers Weekly


Author : Phil Hornshaw
Nick Hurwitch
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2015-02-03
Page : 288
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1492603015
Description :


Think every space hero was born with an army of laser-firing minions? Think it's easy to maintain a healthy rivalry with your archnemesis? Think again! Intergalactic News Flash: Even a rookie like yourself can become the next great Space Hero. But there's more to it than seducing alien babes or swapping one-liners with our first mate. How will you combat the evils of helmet hair? Can you win a no-win scenario? If you want to survive the 'Verse, you've got a lot to learn, Cadet. The Space Hero's Guide to Glory is a step-by-step illustrated guide that will take you from home world half-wit to interstellar idol. Filled with lessons gleaned from your legendary predecessors—including Han Solo, Captain Kirk, and Kara Thrace—you'll learn the difference between laser and phaser, how to assemble a crew of brilliant misfits, and the basic piloting skills to avoid warping your starship straight into a black hole. So suit up and get reading, Cadet. Space needs its next Space Hero!


Author : Mark Terry
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2009-11-09
Page : 308
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1467023949
Description :


The story of Noah begins on the morning of a heavy days work for a team at the local quarry. As they begin their shift they are made aware of an unknown reading from the geo-stats. If only they knew what lay beneath the quarry surface! The discovery leads them on a fantastic journey through space and time. They encounter more than any of them could have ever imagined


Author : Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-04-19
Page : 206
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1439885605
Description :


Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyone, from researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.


Author : Amishi Seth
Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
Release : 2019-07-22
Page : 172
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9388930479
Description :


The Strawberry Farm is a series of heart racing, thrilling adventures that happen across the universe. Amazing creatures and bizarre events will make you keep turning the pages for more. Tootle Pookie has only split seconds to save galaxies, stars, planets and their peoples from horrible disasters and complete destruction. Just one wrong decision can wipe out the planet or the galaxy from the cosmos forever! In the world of The Strawberry Farm, things change so suddenly and so drastically that you never know what will happen next!


Author : Stephen Hawking
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2018-10-16
Page : 256
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1984819208
Description :


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. “Hawking’s parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read.”—NPR NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Forbes • The Guardian • Wired Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe’s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world. Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions “[Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind.”—The Washington Post “Hawking’s final message to readers . . . is a hopeful one.”—CNN “Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity.”—The Wall Street Journal “Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space.”—Quartz “Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and—where it matters—witty.”—The Guardian “This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above.”—The Telegraph


Author : Patricia Lockwood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-02-16
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593189604
Description :


A NATIONAL BESTSELLER “No One Is Talking About This reaches for the sublime, online and off…Lockwood is a modern word witch, her writing splendid and sordid by turns.” —New York Times Book Review “Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. What an inventive and startling writer…I’m so glad I read this. I really think this book is remarkable.” —David Sedaris From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "Are we in hell?" the people of the portal ask themselves. "Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?" Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.


Author : Raymond Frank
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2013-02-15
Page : 226
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466968303
Description :


As part of an experiment, George, an American fighter pilot, discovers Atlantis in an alternate universe. He finds himself imprisoned in a pyramid and escapes to find unthinkable horrors from an alien race. Luckily, he gains the help of Oliver, an alien ally, and together they discover an even greater danger—a plot to destroy and enslave all mankind. Meanwhile, the Earth itself is in imminent danger due to its impending rendezvous with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy via the galactic alignment, an event that occurs once every twenty-six thousand years. With time running out, it’s a race to save all humanity from a ruthless alien bound on our destruction and to save the planet.


Author : James J Kolata
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release : 2015-12-01
Page : 122
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1681741644
Description :


Cosmology is the study of the origin, size, and evolution of the entire universe. Every culture has developed a cosmology, whether it be based on religious, philosophical, or scientific principles. In this book, the evolution of the scientific understanding of the Universe in Western tradition is traced from the early Greek philosophers to the most modern 21st century view. After a brief introduction to the concept of the scientific method, the first part of the book describes the way in which detailed observations of the Universe, first with the naked eye and later with increasingly complex modern instruments, ultimately led to the development of the "Big Bang" theory. The second part of the book traces the evolution of the Big Bang including the very recent observation that the expansion of the Universe is itself accelerating with time.


Author : Carl Sagan
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1997-08-13
Page : 282
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9780521576031
Description :


Offers a tribute to the late scientist, with technical papers and popular essays from prominent scientists on such issues as religion and science, science education, and space science


Author : Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2007-08-02
Page : 280
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0465008631
Description :


How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe? What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.