Number of page: 336
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
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- Tim Gee
Loved it Fascinating look at the science behind one of my favorite movies. And not so completely technical that i could not follow it.
- Jackson Long: Rationalism
Amazing Read! Even though I’m considered young, I surprisingly understood the physics used in this book! You really outdid yourself!
- Pono Akina
Great Book It is a great book about the basic breakdown of the movie that I enjoyed thoroughly!
- Samet Tonyalı
Awesome It was amazing. Thanks Kip!
- a space bear
Just perfect! Great science book , understandable also for the average person , based on probably 1 of the most scientific accurate movies so far. Made me for the 1st time be able to somehow visually grasp phenomena like black holes, wormholes and the bulk. Recommendation for anyone!!!
- Sammy Peralta
Loved it! Such a fantastic read!
- Vinod Kumar
Loved it..!! Kip Thorne, I loved the way you wrote the book. The diagrams helped a lot. I got a tonn of doubts and i dont knw how to solve them. Googled a lot but these doubts cant be searched in the internet it can be solved only through a conversation. And I deeply wish one day i could talk to you. Atleast to resolve the doubts. And finally thanks fr writing such an immaculate book.
- Mehrdad Y
Perfect! just perfect!
- dji zzah
Awesome This movie is spectacular and breathtaking!
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in PhysicsEver since Albert Einstein s general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them Which of these bizarre phenomena if any can really exist in our universe Black holes down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return wormholes short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos singularities where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam gravitational waves which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago and time machines for traveling backward and forward in time Kip Thorne along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose a cadre of Russians and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer Wheeler and Chandrasekhar has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation Dr Thorne a Nobel Prize winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech leads his readers through an elegant always human tapestry of interlocking themes coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know Stephen Hawking s A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best sellers in publishing history Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind stretching experience with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
Ask the Experts: Astronomy
For going on two decades Scientific American s Ask the Experts column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science We ve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists professors and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10% of our brains Now we ve combed through our archives and have compiled some of the most interesting questions and answers into a series of eBooks Organized by subject each eBook provides short easily digestible answers to questions on that particular branch of the sciences The second eBook in our series Astronomy looks skyward and explains a variety of universal phenomena and theories Are you curious about how planets acquire rings or what creates those gorgeous spiral arms around galaxies Or maybe you want to know why the Big Bang didn t collapse into a black hole Astrophysicists professors and scientists tackle questions about stars planets asteroids galaxies and nebulae the expanding universe as well as the oddities black holes wormholes and dark matter Look inside and find out what we know and what we don t know about these wonders
A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORSThe science classic made more accessible More concise IllustratedFROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEASStephen Hawking s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts the nature of space and time the role of God in creation and the history and future of the universe A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking s response Although briefer this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking s earlier work A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original and records the latest developments in the field from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics Thirty seven full color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs Tyson and Goldsmith Michio Kaku author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human or even terrestrial but in fact cosmic Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross pollination among geology biology astrophysics and cosmology Origins explains the soul stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover s exploration of Mars to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter s moons coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance