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The Physics of Star Trek Krauss, Lawrence M./ Hawking, Stephen W. (FRW) 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0465002048
ISBN-13: 9780465002047
Sku: 203253690
Publish Date: 7/1/2007
Pages:  251
Age Range:  NA
 
Introduces physics as it analyzes the science behind Star Trek, explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram. *Author: Krauss, Lawrence M./ Hawking, Stephen W. (FRW) *Publication Date: 2007/07/09 *Number of Pages: 251 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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What warps when you’re traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
Author Bio
Stephen W. Hawking
Born in Oxford, England, Hawking studied at Oxford and Cambridge, and became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge in 1979. His work in general relativity has led to a search for a quantum theory of gravity to explain black holes and the Big Bang. Around the time of the publication of his book, "The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time" in 1973, he published his results that black holes could emit particles in the form of thermal radiation, now known as Hawking radiation. Hawking suffered from Lou Gehrig's Disease (amyothropic lateral sclerosis), a rare, progressive, and incurable neuromoter disease that has rendered him almost completely paralyzed. Although he was confined to a wheelchair and able to speak only through a mechanical apparatus, Hawking continued to conduct cutting-edge research and be recognized as the preeminent scientist of his era.

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U.S. News & World Report
"While scientific implausibilities and faux pas abound (warp speed is out of the question), he reports that Trek inventions like holodecks are theoretically possible." - Thom Geier 01/01/1996

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0251
Product attributePublisher:   Basic Books (AZ)
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