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Space and time

  • Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieksby John Earman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance. more...

  • Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Editionby Jim Al-Khalili

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    SPACE The 4th Dimension To do with shapes What is space? 2Dworld and 2D?ers Curved space Is there really a 4th dimension? Matters of Some Gravity Apples and moons Einstein?s gravity Free fall Rubber space Twinkle, twinkle Cooking the elements Champagne supernova in the sky The Universe The night sky How big is the Universe?... more...

  • Breaking the Time Barrierby Jenny Randles

    Pocket Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.... Once widely considered an impossibility--the stuff of science fiction novels--time travel may finally be achieved in the twenty-first century. In Breaking the Time Barrier, bestselling author Jenny Randles reveals the nature of recent, breakthrough experiments that are turning this fantasy into reality. The... more...

  • Build Your Own Time Machineby Brian Clegg

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    There is no physical law to prevent time travel nothing in physics to say it is impossible. So who is to say it can't be done? In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood heroes, Doctor Who and H. G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. How do we understand it and why measure it the way... more...

  • The End of Timeby Julian Barbour

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Richard Feynman once quipped that "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, then time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us, not time. Put simply, time does not exist. In this highly provocative volume, Barbour... more...

  • From Eternity to Hereby Sean Carroll

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 15.99

    Twenty years after Stephen Hawking's 9-million-copy selling A Brief History of Time, pioneering theoretical physicist Sean Carroll takes our investigation into the nature of time to the next level. You can't unscramble an egg and you can't remember the future. But what if time doesn't (or didn't!) always go in the same direction? Carroll's paradigm-shifting... more...

  • Hiding in the Mirrorby Lawrence M. Krauss

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?An astonishing and brilliantly written work of popular science.? ?Science a GoGo ?A brilliant, thrilling book . . . You?ll have so much fun reading that you?ll hardly notice you?re getting a primer on contemporary physics and cosmology.? ?Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life more...

  • The Labyrinth of Timeby Michael Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.99

    Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Timeby Michael Lockwood

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the... more...

  • The Large Scale Structure of Space-Timeby S. W. Hawking; G. F. R. Ellis

    Cambridge University Press 1973; US$ 88.00

    This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself. more...