The Physics of "Star Trek"

The Physics of "Star Trek"


By (author) Lawrence M. Krauss

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 9 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465002048
  • ISBN 13: 9780465002047
  • Edition statement: [Rev.
  • Sales rank: 13,738

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What warps when youre 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.

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Author information

Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the only physicist to have received the top awards by the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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"Washington Post" The essential tubeside companion for the fans of the venerable "Star Trek" series. "New York Times Book Review" This book is funKrauss is always enlightening. "St. Petersburg Times" A fascinating way to learn more about physics. "Cleveland Plain Dealer" One of the year s best gifts for a science-fiction fan. "Tampa Tribune" "The Physics of Star Trek" is a fun, readable little book by an eminent physicist that boldly goes where few serious scientists have ever gone before. "