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    DescriptionTeleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships--the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of "Star Trek, Star Wars, "and" Back to the Future," renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible""probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.


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    Title
    Physics of the Impossible
    Subtitle
    A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michio Kaku
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 329
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307278821
    ISBN 10: 0307278824
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PH
    DC21: 530
    DC22: 530
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    Abridged Dewey: 530
    B&T Approval Code: A53010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QC75 .K18 2009
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "[Kaku explores] what we still do not quite understand, those grey areas that are surely the most fascinating part of physics."--"New Scientist" "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."--"The Economist" "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"
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Class I Impossibilities 1: Force Fields 2: Invisibility 3: Phasers and Death Stars 4: Teleportation 5: Telepathy 6: Psychokinesis 7: Robots 8: Extraterrestrials and UFOs 9: Starships 10: Antimatter and Anti-universes Part II: Class II Impossibilities 11: Faster Than Light 12: Time Travel 13: Parallel Universes Part III: Class III Impossibilities 14: Perpetual Motion Machines 15: Precognition 2 Epilogue: The Future of the Impossible Notes Bibliography Index