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

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Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.


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About Michio Kaku

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MICHIO KAKU is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the cofounder of string field theory. He has written several books, including Parallel Worlds and Beyond Einstein, and his bestseller, Hyperspace, was voted one of the best science books of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on national TV, and his nationally syndicated radio program is heard in 130 cities. He lives in New York City.
 
Published March 11, 2008 by Anchor. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Kaku (Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, 2004, etc.) provides lucid explanations of gee-whiz wonders from science-fiction books, television and films.

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In this latest effort to popularize the sciences, City University of New York professor and media star Kaku (Hyperspace ) ponders topics that many people regard a

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To try to find out, a scientist experiments with altered states of consciousness

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Common Sense Media

Theoretical physicist/best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku makes far-out concepts approachable for everyday viewers as he shows how some of the most amazing ideas from popular science fiction could become reality.

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SF Signal

Along the way he classifies these SF-nal ideas into three categories: Type I Impossibility (impossible today, but don’t violate laws of physics), Type II (skirt the edges of our understanding, may be possible in centuries or millennia), and Type III (violate our understanding of physics and, if p...

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Bookmarks Magazine

In this best-selling book (voted one of the best science books of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post), Kaku explores the mathematics of higher dimensions (hyperspace), illuminating superstring theory in the process.

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“Like many physicists,” Kaku says, “when I was growing up, I was mesmerized by the possibility of time travel, ray guns, force fields, parallel universes, and the like.” As an adult, Kaku has become a pioneer in the field of string theory, and he has authored several other books that have made ...

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New Scientist

Michio Kaku was 8 years old when Einstein died in 1955, and he remembers hearing adults talk in hushed tones about the physicist's life, his death and his "impossible dream" of unifying the laws of physics.

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