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Friday, July 13, 2012

Time ....for a review!


This Book is From the Future by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman is a total delight.

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Sub-titled “A Journey Through Portals, Relativity, Worm Holes, and Other Adventures in Time Travel” the book is a virtual compendium of all the theories and stories about time and its vicissitudes.

Ms. Jones and Mr. Flaxman know their stuff.

The concepts they present are difficult to comprehend, even for those of us who have studied the hypothetical ruminations about “time” but Jones and Flaxman seem to understand those difficult ruminations and present clarification for those of us with limited faculties for understanding the ins and outs of time.

The 224 page book contains references that are obscure, esoteric, and, of course, well-known (such as Einstein’s theories about the relativity of time).

Time travel is the foundation of the book however. Going back or forward in time is the essential topic of the book.

The references about time are used to get at the idea(s) of time travel.

Quantum theory, multi-verses, string theory, parallel universes, ghosts, UFOs, and everything else that are impacted by time – which is everything it seems – are covered thoroughly by the authors, and provided in a way that readers can understand and appreciate…something most tomes about time fail to do.

I’m a time junkie and have dozens of books about the topic, but this book was, for me, a pleasure to read and I enjoyed its down-to-earth information and lack of authoritative hubris: the authors speak to their readers, not ivory tower residents. They cater to commonsense and clarity.

I’ve read no book – none – with so many references and insights pertinent to the subject matter.

The sources exploited by the authors are fecund. One will find leads to many, many writings and media generally (movies, television series, et al.): scientific, fictional, bizarre, and cutting edge.

Even Roswell is mentioned (Page 151 ff.); Nick Redfern and our own Anthony Bragalia are cited along with other current, relevant authors whose works are tinged by time and its mysterious aspects. (Even Lady Gaga gets a mention.)

But authors from long, long ago aren’t shirked, nor are those whose ideas have been shunted aside by the wash of time and tide of newer concepts: everything and everyone is touted.

Even the gone-viral clip from a Charlie Chaplin film of 1928 allegedly showing a woman using a cell phone, way back them, is noted (Page 132).

But its “time” and its weird, not-fully-understood affect upon us that get the completely thorough once-over.

No stone about time is left untouched, as far as I can tell. It’s all here, in this truly interesting and cogent book.

I loved reading it and having it as a rather complete reference book.

The book is published New Page Books, a division of Career Press, Inc., Pompton Plains, NJ.

The book sells for $15.99 and can be found at bookstores online and off: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s among them.

http://www.newpagebooks.com or http://careerpress.com 

RR

9 Comments:

  • "No stone about time is left untouched"

    Do they discuss 'paradox'?

    The mention of Lady Gaga encourages me to at least browse to the page in the bookstore.

    Regards,

    Don

    By Blogger Don, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • Yes, Don, as I indicated, everything about time and time-travel is covered, completely.

    The Lady Gaga reference goes to her "Born this Way."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • Good. I'll check it out. How one handles time travel paradox separates the men from the boys, imo.

    Regards,

    Don

    By Blogger Don, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • I'm pretty fussy about my books, Don; they have to be flush with real information.

    This one is.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • RRR: "...my books,....they have to be flush with real information...."

    ...huh...we used to use the Sears catalog for this purpose growing up in Iowa....

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • Almost funny "KP"

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • You can't travel any significant distance in time without traveling a very significant distance in space. The universe will not stand still for you to go back in time and date your mom. ;O)

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • Ah but Jones and Flaxman think one can...

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, July 13, 2012  

  • "The laws of physics allow members of an exceedingly advanced civilisation to travel forward in time as fast as they might wish. Backward time travel is another matter; we do not know whether it is allowed by the laws of physics, and the answer is likely controlled by a set of physical laws that we do not yet understand at all well: the laws of quantum gravity. In order for humans to travel forward in time very rapidly, or backward (if allowed at all), we would need technology far far beyond anything we are capable of today." --Kip Thorne

    http://plus.maths.org/content/time-travel-allowed

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

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