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The Resource Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts, Paul Halpern

Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts, Paul Halpern

Label
Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts
Title
Cosmic wormholes
Title remainder
the search for interstellar shortcuts
Statement of responsibility
Paul Halpern
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today such marvels are the stuff of science fiction. But one of the most provocative theories in modern astrophysics suggests that in the future they may well be reality. In this lively, wondrously accessible book, physics professor Paul Halpern takes us on a fantastic intellectual journey into the world of exotic matter, black holes, white holes, and wormholes - celestial objects that could theoretically bridge distant parts of the universe. With clear and concise explanations and vivid analogies, Cosmic wormholes illuminates the bold leaps of thought that may someday make travel across the universe as common as a transatlantic flight today. Halpern includes gripping fictional scenarios that depict some of the extraordinary events - including travel to the past and future and the mining of black hole energy - that might be possible if indeed we are able to construct wormholes. He also describes some of the baffling paradoxes Inherent in such time travel. This is fascinating reading for all who follow the leading edge of science as it pushes back the frontiers of human knowledge and expands the limits of human possibility
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halpern, Paul
Dewey number
523.01
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.H24 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Space flight
  • Astrophysics
  • Space flight
  • Space Flight
  • Astrophysics
Label
Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts, Paul Halpern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Lift-off. Aloneness. Reaching out. Soaring through space, touring through time. Beyond the star gate -- Ch. 2. Cosmic roadmaps. let there be light. Trains of thought. Molding the space-time putty. The Schwarzschild solution. Interstellar shortcuts -- Ch. 3. Black holes: into the void. death of a star. The black hole appears. Cygnus X-1. The black hole disappears. Taking the plunge. Kerr tunnels. A trip through nomad's land -- Ch. 4. White holes: out of the light. Cosmic gushers. Stepping out. White holes are shy. Masquerade party -- Ch. 5. Wormholes: interstellar passageways. Wormholes as gateways. Exotic matter. Constructing wormholes. The space mirror. Schwarzschild surgery. The world turned inside-out. A tangled web -- Ch. 6. The Black Hole Mining Expedition of 2500. Tapping hidden energies. Black holes as energy sources. Burrowing with wormholes. Unlimited power -- Ch. 7. The future was yesterday. Escape from the time stream. Time and relativity. Black holes and time travel. Wormholes as time machines -- Ch. 8. The great cosmic billiards game. Cause and effect. Closed timelike curves. Time travel paradoxes. The principle of self-consistency. Wormhole billiards. Parallel universes. Whither wormholes? -- Ch. 9. Scenes from the next millennium. Landing. Tours of the universe. Intergalactic Switchboards. The second renaissance
Control code
ocm25631793
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9780525934776
Lccn
92052868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25631793
  • (OCoLC)25631793
Label
Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts, Paul Halpern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Lift-off. Aloneness. Reaching out. Soaring through space, touring through time. Beyond the star gate -- Ch. 2. Cosmic roadmaps. let there be light. Trains of thought. Molding the space-time putty. The Schwarzschild solution. Interstellar shortcuts -- Ch. 3. Black holes: into the void. death of a star. The black hole appears. Cygnus X-1. The black hole disappears. Taking the plunge. Kerr tunnels. A trip through nomad's land -- Ch. 4. White holes: out of the light. Cosmic gushers. Stepping out. White holes are shy. Masquerade party -- Ch. 5. Wormholes: interstellar passageways. Wormholes as gateways. Exotic matter. Constructing wormholes. The space mirror. Schwarzschild surgery. The world turned inside-out. A tangled web -- Ch. 6. The Black Hole Mining Expedition of 2500. Tapping hidden energies. Black holes as energy sources. Burrowing with wormholes. Unlimited power -- Ch. 7. The future was yesterday. Escape from the time stream. Time and relativity. Black holes and time travel. Wormholes as time machines -- Ch. 8. The great cosmic billiards game. Cause and effect. Closed timelike curves. Time travel paradoxes. The principle of self-consistency. Wormhole billiards. Parallel universes. Whither wormholes? -- Ch. 9. Scenes from the next millennium. Landing. Tours of the universe. Intergalactic Switchboards. The second renaissance
Control code
ocm25631793
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9780525934776
Lccn
92052868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25631793
  • (OCoLC)25631793

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