The Physics of Star Trek

Category: Book
By (author): Krauss, Lawrence M.
Subject:  SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  SCIENCE / Physics / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: July 2007
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
From The Publisher*Fully revised and updated to include the latest discoveries in cosmic science
Review Quote*Washington Post
"The essential tubeside companion for the fans of the venerable Star Trek series."

New York Times Book Review
"This book is fun…Krauss is always enlightening."

St. Petersburg Times
"A fascinating way to learn more about physics."

Cleveland Plain Dealer
"One of the year's best gifts for a science-fiction fan."

Tampa Tribune
"The Physics of Star Trek is a fun, readable little book by an eminent physicist that boldly goes where few serious scientists have ever gone before."
Biographical NoteLawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the only physicist to have received the top awards by the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.