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About time : Einstein's unfinished revolution

Author: P C W Davies
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995.
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Examines the consequences of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mystery of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe.
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Davies, P.C.W.
About time.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995
(OCoLC)622985228
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P C W Davies
ISBN: 0671799649 9780671799649 0140174613 9780140174618
OCLC Number: 31375730
Description: 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
Very brief history of time --
Whose time is it anyway? --
Quest for eternity --
Escape from time --
Cyclic worlds and the eternal return --
Newton's time and the clockwork universe --
Einstein's time --
Is the universe dying? --
Return of the eternal return --
Start of it all --
It happens when it happens --
Time for a change --
Gift from heaven --
Goodbye to the ether --
Timely solution --
Interlude --
Stretching time --
Puzzle of the twins --
Goodbye to the present --
Time is money --
Timescape --
Timewarps --
Light barrier --
Perpetual motion and the uphill struggle --
Why time runs faster in space --
Clock in the box --
Best clock in the universe --
Echo that arrived late --
Going up in the world --
Black holes: Gateways to the end of time --
Warp factor infinity --
Dark mystery --
Penetrating the magic circle --
Singular problem --
Beyond the end of time --
Are they really out there? --
Beginning of time: When exactly was it? --
Great clock in the sky --
Big bang and what happened before it --
Older than the universe? --
Einstein's greatest mistake --
Two-timing the cosmos --
Einstein's greatest triumph? --
Handwriting of God --
Did the big bang ever happen? --
What's a few billion years among friends? --
Repulsive problem --
Loitering universe --
Quantum time --
Time to tunnel --
Watched kettles --
Erasing the past --
Spooky signals and psychic particles --
Faster than light? --
Time vanishes! --
Imaginary time --
Two cultures revisited --
How time got started --
Hartle-Hawking theory --
Imaginary clocks --
Arrow of time --
Catching the wave --
Signals from the future --
Matter of time reversal --
Particle that can tell the time --
Lopsided universe --
Backwards in time --
Into reverse --
Thinking backwards --
Antiworlds --
Winding the clock back --
Hawking's greatest mistake --
Time for everybody --
Time travel: Fact or fantasy? --
Signaling the past --
Visiting the past --
Black-hole time machines --
Wormholes and strings --
Paradox --
But what time is it now? --
Can time really flow? --
Myth of passage --
Does the arrow of time fly? --
Why now? --
Experimenting with time --
How long does the present last? --
Now you see it, now you don't --
Filling in time --
Subjective time --
Back door to our minds --
Unfinished revolution --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul Davies.

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When Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity it brought about a revolution in our understanding of time, yet also presented a new set of mysteries. In this book, the author tackles the  Read more...

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