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Kip S. Few ideas in the history of science have captured the imagination of the public so strongly as that of the black hole, a region of space whose gravitational pull overwhelms all other forces in the universe. In recent years we have witnessed an explosion of popular science books on black holes and related subjects, as anyone who has stepped through the doors of any major bookseller can attest.

Many of these books are, at the least, egregiously sensationalistic and, at the worst, simply wrong. For this reason the appearance of Kip Thorne's new book is a welcome event. Written by one of the world's experts on the intricacies of Einstein's general theory of relativity, Black Holes and Time Warps is a fascinating compendium of history and physics. It provides a sweeping panorama of the history of gravitational physics in the 20th century, highlighting the efforts of many different people and their contributions to our understanding of Einstein's general theory of relativity and its consequences for our universe.

Drawing on his wide-ranging knowledge of physics, Thorne has successfully put together a book that has the elements of a detective story and scientific treatise rolled into one. The book begins with a prologue that presents a fanciful account of a voyage to a black hole, which presages the ideas to be discussed later in more detail.

Of necessity, the writing here is more telegraphic than elsewhere in the book as Thorne tries to cover a lot of ground in a short space. For this reason, this section may give the reader some trouble. But as Thorne himself points out, the story flows much more smoothly in succeeding chapters. The first two chapters of the book provide an overview of Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, which form the Author: Paul Renteln.

Date: July-August From: American Scientist Vol. Document Type: Book review. Length: 1, words. Access from your library This is a preview. Get the full text through your school or public library. Source Citation Renteln, Paul.

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This book explains, among other thing, a very cool theory about using stable wormholes to create a time machine. Now if we could only make wormholes stable, manipulate them, and pass through them safely without radiation feedback An insider view of high energy physics by a hippie. This will explain black holes and quantum gravity. Don't let the publication date fool you. Unless you can do the math which this book blessedly Kip Thorne , Kip S.

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Black Holes & Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

Kip S. Few ideas in the history of science have captured the imagination of the public so strongly as that of the black hole, a region of space whose gravitational pull overwhelms all other forces in the universe. In recent years we have witnessed an explosion of popular science books on black holes and related subjects, as anyone who has stepped through the doors of any major bookseller can attest. Many of these books are, at the least, egregiously sensationalistic and, at the worst, simply wrong. For this reason the appearance of Kip Thorne's new book is a welcome event. Written by one of the world's experts on the intricacies of Einstein's general theory of relativity, Black Holes and Time Warps is a fascinating compendium of history and physics. It provides a sweeping panorama of the history of gravitational physics in the 20th century, highlighting the efforts of many different people and their contributions to our understanding of Einstein's general theory of relativity and its consequences for our universe.

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What 'Black Holes and Time Warps' Means to Me

Kip Thorne has recently been in the public eye as the physicist who brought real-world physics to the science fiction epic "Interstellar. Two decades later, Thorne's first book remains a premier resource on the subject. Thorne is also a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. I hope to do so in the next few years. First: new ideas about how exactly a black hole would kill you.

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Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

There are books we love and books we hate, and then there are books that irrevocably change our lives; for me, that book is "Black Holes and Time Warps" by Kip Thorne. I first heard the name Kip Thorne during my third year working on an undergraduate degree in physics, when my friend Dan gave me a beat-up paperback copy of Thorne's book, " Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy. When Dan gave me the book we were both neck-deep in thermodynamics, stellar spectra, Brownian motion and all the things we had to cram into our heads to earn our degrees. It was a tough year, and a tough following year, and I think even then I had the sneaking suspicion that research wasn't where I belonged. I was feeling out of my place and out of my league among many of my peers, and I feared science would inevitably slip out of my life. But when I cracked open "Black Holes and Time Warps," the joy that had made me pursue science in the first place came back to me.

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