About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)

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In About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution Paul Davies confronts the puzzles and paradoxes of time that have bemused the world's greatest thinkers throughout the ages.

When Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity it brought about a revolution in our understanding of time, yet also presented a new set of mysteries. Einstein's time can be warped, leading to bizarre possibilities such as black holes and time travel, while making a nonsense of our perception of a 'now' or a division of time into past, present and future.

In About Time Paul Davies tackles the tough questions about time, including the strange relationship between physical time and our psychological perception of it. He gives straightforward descriptions of topics such as the theory of relativity, the relation between time dilation and the speed of light and Hawking's 'imaginary time'. He concludes that, despite decades of progress in unravelling the mysteries of time, the revolution is still underway...

Praise for About Time

'Confirms his place as one of the most lucid and readable science writers today'
  Sunday Times

'Intriguing and important ... a fascinating discussion of why Einstein's can't be the last word on the subject'
  Independent on Sunday

'Sublime stuff for armchair physicists'
  Guardian

'A tour of some of the most exciting - and outlandish - work in modern physics ... Writing with passion and wit, he lets his scientific message shine through'
  New Statesman

Paul Davies is Director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? and The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning.

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'Intriguing and important... a fascinating discussion of why Einstein's can
be the last word on the subject' -- Independent on Sunday

'Sublime stuff for armchair physicists' -- Guardian

'A tour of some of the most exciting - and outlandish - work in
modern physics... Writing with passion and wit, he lets his scientific
message shine through'
-- New Statesman

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Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, now based in South Australia. He is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Mind of God and The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin of Life.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In About Time: Einstein s Unfinished Revolution Paul Davies confronts the puzzles and paradoxes of time that have bemused the world s greatest thinkers throughout the ages. When Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity it brought about a revolution in our understanding of time, yet also presented a new set of mysteries. Einstein s time can be warped, leading to bizarre possibilities such as black holes and time travel, while making a nonsense of our perception of a now or a division of time into past, present and future. In About Time Paul Davies tackles the tough questions about time, including the strange relationship between physical time and our psychological perception of it. He gives straightforward descriptions of topics such as the theory of relativity, the relation between time dilation and the speed of light and Hawking s imaginary time . He concludes that, despite decades of progress in unravelling the mysteries of time, the revolution is still underway.Praise for About Time Confirms his place as one of the most lucid and readable science writers today Sunday Times Intriguing and important .a fascinating discussion of why Einstein s can t be the last word on the subject Independent on Sunday Sublime stuff for armchair physicists Guardian A tour of some of the most exciting - and outlandish - work in modern physics . .Writing with passion and wit, he lets his scientific message shine through New Statesman Paul Davies is Director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? and The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140174618

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In About Time: Einstein s Unfinished Revolution Paul Davies confronts the puzzles and paradoxes of time that have bemused the world s greatest thinkers throughout the ages. When Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity it brought about a revolution in our understanding of time, yet also presented a new set of mysteries. Einstein s time can be warped, leading to bizarre possibilities such as black holes and time travel, while making a nonsense of our perception of a now or a division of time into past, present and future. In About Time Paul Davies tackles the tough questions about time, including the strange relationship between physical time and our psychological perception of it. He gives straightforward descriptions of topics such as the theory of relativity, the relation between time dilation and the speed of light and Hawking s imaginary time . He concludes that, despite decades of progress in unravelling the mysteries of time, the revolution is still underway.Praise for About Time Confirms his place as one of the most lucid and readable science writers today Sunday Times Intriguing and important .a fascinating discussion of why Einstein s can t be the last word on the subject Independent on Sunday Sublime stuff for armchair physicists Guardian A tour of some of the most exciting - and outlandish - work in modern physics . .Writing with passion and wit, he lets his scientific message shine through New Statesman Paul Davies is Director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster, Davies is the author of some twenty award-winning books, including The Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? and The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140174618

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