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

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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
This book was a fun, educational read that I enjoyed. - Goodreads
I found these explanations mostly accurate, but boring. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ryan Schmidt - Goodreads

Extremely interesting. The majority of the book deals with the Standard Model instead of General Relativity. Because of this, many of the ideas are skeptical, and the basis for understanding and utilizing them is way over my head. In fact, the ideas are way over everyone's heads. Read full review

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User Review  - Rao Kasibhotla - Goodreads

There are very few top tier scientists who can explain complex topics in easy English as Dr. Kaku. Awesome book. What a pleasure to dream if we can teleport ourselves or wear invisibility cloak any time in the future. Miracle medicine for people who had a lot of questions but were afraid to ask. 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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