ISBN: 978-1-60163-150-3 Kindle ASIN: B008D2TRBU
Somewhere in Time. The Butterfly Effect. Back to the Future. Dr. Who. The Time Machine.
Time travel fascinates us, one reason may be that it is something we still cannot do. In Marie Jones and Larry Flaxman’s latest book, the authors discuss everything they can think of relating to time: relativity, time dilation, wormholes, faster-than-light travel, six time paradoxes, parallel universes, M Theory, urban legends involving time travel, alleged secret government time travel projects, mental time travel (psychic experiences such as precognition), physical time travel (time slips), and an interview with Starfire Tor, a time anomaly and paranormal phenomena expert, that includes Core Matrix, Time Shifts, Co-Existing Time Line, and revealing time travel hoaxes.
Although I have an avid interest in the physics behind many interesting phenomena, I have no desire to see the math involved. Therefore, I was very relieved that this latest book by Jones and Flaxman has no math in it. Though this book is written for the lay audience, you still need a basic understanding of the concepts in both classical and quantum physics to really enjoy this book. Personally, I like graphics as they help me understand better the concepts described in words. Overall, this book is a good general exploration into the physics and stories of time travel. I like how the book ends: “I believe that someday mankind will be able to answer the question, ‘What happens when we go back in time and change the past?’ Time travel could allow us unprecedented control of our destiny. Ultimately, however, the only thing any of us really have is the present moment.” –Ronald Mallett