Physics of the Impossible
A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 329 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2009|
A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible--from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks--revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future.
About the Author
Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, and cofounder of string field theory. He is the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Parallel Worlds, Visions, Beyond Einstein, and the bestseller Hyperspace. His books have been translated all over the world. He has written for "Time," "The Wall Street Journal," "The New York Times," "Discover Magazine," "The London Daily Telegraph," "New Scientist Magazine," and other periodcals.
"[Kaku explores] what we still do not quite understand, those grey areas that are surely the most fascinating part of physics."
"Kaku's latest book aims to explain exactly why some visions of the future may eventually be realized while others are likely to remain beyond the bounds of possibility. . . . Science fiction often explores such questions; science falls silent at this point. Kaku's work helps to fill a void."
"A fascinating exploration of the interface between science and science fiction, extremely well researched, lively, and tremendously entertaining."
--Fritjof Capra, author of "The Tao of Physics" and "The Science of Leonardo"
"Mighty few theoretical physicists would bother expounding some of these possible impossibilities, and Kaku is to be congratulated for doing so. . . . [He gets] the juices of future physicists flowing."
--"Los Angeles Times"
|Publisher: ||Anchor Books|
|Dimensions: ||18.95 x 14.94 x 1.91 centimetres (0.18 kg)|