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

Physics of the Impossible

A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel

Paperback Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9780141030906
Number Of Pages: 352

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Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future.

Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and a worldwide communications network. Here internationally bestselling author Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, even extraterrestrial life. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics.

Where does the realm of science fiction end? What can we really hope to achieve? 'Anything that is not impossible, is mandatory!' declares Kaku in this lucid, entertaining and enlightening read.

About the Author

Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, Science Fantastic, and recently presented the BBC's popular series Time.

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'A brilliant, provocative, freewheeling tour around the exotic shores of physics' Independent


Part I: Class I Impossibilities
1. Force Fields
2. Invisibility
3. Phasers and Death Stars
4. Teleportation
5. Telepathy
6. Psychokinesis
7. Robots
8. Extraterrestrials and UFOs
9. Starships
10. Antimatter and Anti-Universes

Part II: Class II Impossibilities
11. Faster Than Light
12. Time Travel
13. Parallel Universes

Part III: Class III Impossibilities
14. Perpetual Motion Machines
15. Precognition

Epilogue: The Future of the Impossible

ISBN: 9780141030906
ISBN-10: 0141030909
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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Michio Kaku

About the Author

Dr Michio Kaku is a leading theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string theory, widely regarded as the strongest candidate for a 'theory of everything'. He is also one of the most gifted popularizers of science of his generation, author of Hyperspace, Visions, Einstein's Cosmos and Parallel Worlds

He also hosts the weekly hour-long US radio show Explorations. He holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York where he has taught for over twenty-five years.

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