Time Travel

The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Author: David Wittenberg

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823249964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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This work argues that time travel fiction is a narrative 'laboratory', a setting for thought experiments in which essential theoretical questions about storytelling are represented in the form of literal devices and plots.
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Time Travel

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617843628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces young readers to the world of science fiction.
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Time Travel in Einstein's Universe

The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time

Author: J. Richard Gott

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526571

Category: Science

Page: 304

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A Princeton astrophysicist explores whether journeying to the past or future is scientifically possible in this “intriguing” volume (Neil deGrasse Tyson). It was H. G. Wells who coined the term “time machine”—but the concept of time travel, both forward and backward, has always provoked fascination and yearning. It has mostly been dismissed as an impossibility in the world of physics; yet theories posited by Einstein, and advanced by scientists including Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, suggest that the phenomenon could actually occur. Building on these ideas, J. Richard Gott, a professor who has written on the subject for Scientific American, Time, and other publications, describes how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened—and contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. This look at the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel “deserves the attention of anyone wanting wider intellectual horizons” (Booklist). “Impressively clear language. Practical tips for chrononauts on their options for travel and the contingencies to prepare for make everything sound bizarrely plausible. Gott clearly enjoys his subject and his excitement and humor are contagious; this book is a delight to read.” —Publishers Weekly
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The Time Travel Handbook

A Manual of Practical Teleportation & Time Travel

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813688

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

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Discusses the theories of time travel and teleportation and examines actual experiments, the claims of time-traveling individuals, and patents for time travel and teleportation devices
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The Paradoxes of Time Travel

Author: Ryan Wasserman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198793332

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Ryan Wasserman presents a wide-ranging exploration of puzzles raised by the possibility of time travel, including the grandfather paradox, the bootstrapping paradox, and the twin paradox of special relativity. He draws out their implications for our understanding of time, tense, freedom, fatalism, causation, counterfactuals, laws of nature, persistence, change, and mereology. The Paradoxes of Time Travel is written in an accessible style, and filled with entertaining examples from physics, science fiction, and popular culture.
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Time Travel

A New Perspective

Author: J. H. Brennan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567180855

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Is time travel really possible? Temporal anomalies are scattered throughout the world-things that could not possibly belong to the time period in which they were found. Scientists have discovered artifacts and skeletal remains of men and women dating millions of years before humanity evolved on the planet. Where did they come from? How did they get here? Are these anomalies the physical evidence of time travelers from our future? The Physics: There is nothing in Newtonian physics, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, or the laws of quantum mechanics to deny the possibility of time travel. In fact, the very latest findings of physicists show that time travel, at the subatomic level, is already taking place. The Techniques: The frontiers of modern physics all point toward a deep involvement of the human mind in the world around us . . . including an involvement in the processes of time itself. This maverick guidebook presents a series of techniques that allow you and your friends to engage in an actual experiment in time travel-an experience that will change your world view forever.
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Time Travel in Popular Media

Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games

Author: Matthew Jones,Joan Ormrod

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476620083

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one’s own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media’s relationship to time? This collection of new essays—the first to address time travel across a range of media—answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception, Source Code and others.
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Time Travel

A Writer's Guide to the Real Science of Plausible Time Travel

Author: Paul J. Nahin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401207

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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If you ever wanted to set up the latest and greatest grandfather paradox—or just wanted to know if the time-bending events in the latest pulp you read could ever happen—then this book is for you.
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Time Machines

Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction

Author: Paul J. Nahin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387985718

Category: Science

Page: 628

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This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including: the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Goedel, and others; time travel paradoxes, and much more.
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Time Travel

A History

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307908801

Category: History

Page: 352

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Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTIC From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century. James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time—the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
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