Number of page: 336
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical 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 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).
- 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.
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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!
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!!!
- A Google User
Can you make it available in Asia especially phillipines
- 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.
- dji zzah
Awesome This movie is spectacular and breathtaking!
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
Ever 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 the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics 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
Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today s leading astrophysicists Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson Michael A Strauss and J Richard Gott taught together at Princeton this book covers it all from planets stars and galaxies to black holes wormholes and time travel Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space How do stars live and die Why did Pluto lose its planetary status What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe How did the universe begin Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse Answering these and many other questions the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos sharing their knowledge of how the universe works Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world class astrophysicists can provide
Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age
The daring revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx NASA he contends has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration into a factionalized bureaucracy focused primarily on its own survival And as a result humans haven t ventured beyond Earth orbit for three decades Klerkx argues that after its wildly successful Apollo program NASA clung fiercely to the spotlight by creating a government sheltered monopoly with a few Big Aerospace companies Although committed in theory to supporting commercial spaceflight in practice it smothered vital private sector innovation In striking descriptions of space milestones spanning the golden 1960s Space Age and the 2003 Columbia tragedy Klerkx exposes the real NASA and envisions exciting public private cooperation that could send humans back to the moon and beyond From the Trade Paperback edition
Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life
Several major breakthroughs have helped contribute to the emerging field of astrobiology Focusing on these developments this fascinating book explores some of the most important problems in this field It examines how planetary systems formed and how water and the biomolecules necessary for life were produced It then focuses on how life may have originated and evolved on Earth Building on these two themes the final section takes the reader on a search for life elsewhere in the Solar System It presents the latest results of missions to Mars and Titan and explores the possibilities of life in the ice covered ocean of Europa This interdisciplinary book is an enjoyable overview of this exciting field for students and researchers in astrophysics planetary science geosciences biochemistry and evolutionary biology Colour versions of some of the figures are available at www cambridge org 9780521875486