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The River of Time

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By: Igor D Novikov

275 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1998 | #85649 | ISBN: 0521467373
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Hardback | Sep 1998 | #85647 | ISBN: 0521461774
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About this book

Novikov details the development of views on time from classical Greece to the modern day, presenting the figures who have contributed to our knowledge as real people. He describes the current state of research in areas such as time machines: subjects he has worked on. The author's own personal experiences of the Soviet Union and beyond, add a unique personal touch. Accessible to all, and wonderfully illustrated, this book is a delight to read.

' ! insights into the nature of time pepper Novikov's delightful book ! It's all mind-boggling stuff. But Novikov, a brilliant Russian astrophysicist, breaks up the brain twisting theory with personal reminiscences of his life'. Marcus Chown, New Scientist ' ! Novikov's account, translated from Russian, is like a family walk along the High Street, with regular trips down interesting side streets and into intriguing looking shops! ! The book is well within the grasp of the intelligent A-level student ! Back to the future, here we come!' Gordon Miller, School Science Review ' ! easy and enjoyable to read.' Bill Unruh, Physics World


Contents

Preface to Russian edition; Preface to English edition; 1. Origins of thinking about time; 2. Science of time is born; 3. Light; 4. The pace of time can be slowed down!; 5. Time machine; 6. Time, space and gravitation; 7. Holes in space and time; 8. Energy extracted from black holes; 9. Towards the sources of Time River; 10. Journey to unusual depths; 11. Grand unification; 12. Sources; 13. What produces the flow of time and why in a single direction?; 14. Against the flow; 15. Can we change the past?; Conclusion.

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