Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 11, 2008 - Science - 288 pages
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Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.


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Wonderful insight and storytelling. - Goodreads
And the author dumbed down his explanations. - Goodreads
This book is easy to read for the non scientist. - Goodreads
Physicist Michio Kaku is a brilliant writer! - Goodreads
I found these explanations mostly accurate, but boring. - Goodreads
Overall - fun and educational! - Goodreads

Review: Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

User Review  - James - Goodreads

A great introduction to these concepts and kind of a backdoor primer for Quantum Theory. The writing is clear, the examples are helpful, and Kaku's wry commentary is a lot of fun. Read full review

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User Review  - Mars - Goodreads

It's an interesting concept - splitting various technologies we don't have yet into things we might get in the next century, maybe in a million years, and just plain never. It's also a surprisingly ... Read full review

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Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, and cofounder of string field theory. He is the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Parallel Worlds, Visions, Beyond Einstein, and the bestseller Hyperspace. His books have been translated all over the world. He has written for Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Discover Magazine, The London Daily Telegraph, New Scientist Magazine, and other periodcals.


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