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
I found these explanations mostly accurate, but boring. - Goodreads
This book is easy to read for the non scientist. - Goodreads
Physicist Michio Kaku is a brilliant writer! - Goodreads
Overall - fun and educational! - Goodreads
Would be worth owning as a reference book. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Sushrut - Goodreads

It does provide some food for thought for science-fiction ideas. In fact the author gives some or the other reference of sci-fi movie or book for almost all the ideas presented in the book. But I felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dibbs0529 - Goodreads

Very interesting, full of knowledge. Some disagreements I have between Michio Kaku and myself but that is usual. 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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