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The New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics

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The story of physicists' quest to answer a mind-boggling question: How can we travel through time?

Since H. G. Wells' 1895 classic The Time Machine, readers of science fiction have puzzled over the paradoxes of time travel. What would happen if a time traveler tried to change history? Would some force or law of nature prevent him? Or would his action produce a "new" histo
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Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Ryan Bailey
Jul 05, 2016 Ryan Bailey rated it really liked it
I really liked this. This non-fiction book about time travel walked me through both the physics and the history behind the scientific community's best understanding of time travel. I learned about the various kinds of possible methods for time travel, the possible paradoxes and how to get around them, and some of the things we learned the universe by trying to figure this stuff out.
The highlight was the final chapter, which I could read ten more times without unpacking it all the way. A couple o
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Crystal Lynn Kamm
Oct 13, 2015 Crystal Lynn Kamm rated it liked it
This book was a detailed study of time travel, but I was disappointed that it barely followed through on its promise to connect science with science fiction. Some parts of it were comprehensive, but there is very little I can do with what I've learned. (I'm a science enthusiast, but not a scientist, only a writer.) If you have reasons for reading this that are NOT "I'm writing a scifi novel about time travel, someone help!" you may enjoy this more.
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