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How to Build a Time Machine by Brian Clegg
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Mar 22, 2012

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For a book about the wonders of time travel, this one isn't very enthusiastic. The science-history is interesting enough, although if that is what you're after I recommend A Brief History Of Time and The Physics of the Impossible as the best bits here are already attributed to Hawking and Kaku. The trouble with pop science books like this--and it isn't Clegg's fault at all--is that I'm a fan of the genre. I already know about Young's double slit experiment, relativistic time at speeds approaching light, and the theoretical existence of black holes. All I am looking for is enthusiastic presentation.

I wasn't expecting blue prints or anything, but with a title like this one, I was hoping for something more thematic.
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