"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover's book offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along.By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.
Oxford University Press; September 1999
- ISBN 9780195130966
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Time
- Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Imprint: Oxford University Press
In The Press
"Pickover...stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought."--Los Angeles Times
"Only Clifford Pickover would think of mixing time travel and music. Gripping, clear -- this book could well be his best yet! A must buy for all wannabe time travelers."-- Ian Stewart, Scientific American
"The irrepressible and prolific Clifford Pickover... romps joyously through at least four perfectly respectable scientific routes to time travel: relatively, particle physics, quantum mechanics and psychology."--New Scientist
"How to travel through time is no simple matter, nor is explaining it, but Pickover rises to the challenge in many ways....The imaginative and humorous approach makes a difficult subject palatable."--Publishers Weekly
About The Author
Clifford A. Pickover is Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. An associate editor of several journals, prolific inventor, and puzzle columnist for magazines such as Discover, Pickover is the author of many bestselling books on popular science topics. He lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.