275 pages, Illus
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
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