Mallett provides easy-to-understand explanations of the famous physicist's seminal work. After reading Time Traveler, I have a much clearer perspective on just how possible time travel might actually be. As a person, he was inspired by the early death of his father who instilled a love of learning in him. Initially guided by Einstein, Mallett went from being a young academic to programming computers for the Air Force, to becoming a full-fledged academic at the University of Connecticut. Most kids would stop with the dream, but Ronald Mallett went on to devote his entire life to the study of theoretical physics and the advancement of the possibility of time travel.
I'm pretty sure the editor got so bored in the second chapter that they neglected to read the rest of the book. Overnight, the man that young Ron loved and idolized was gone, leaving him directionless at an age when having a father can be so very important. I believe that our optimism feeds our creativity and our ability to be resilient when we face trauma in our lives. Do we have that knowledge or can we acquire that scientific knowledge? For whatever reason, it survived multiple cullings but I never read it because I figured this would be a book going into some hardcore math and science - and as much as I love math and science, you gotta be in a mood for that. Though sometimes complex,the science in this book is not boring yet the author brings some simplicity to Einstein's work. But, this book is a celebration of science and knowledge, a testament to the power of study and desire in the advancement of knowledge.
He reiterates on topics and theories such as the theory of relativity and what frame dragging is, as well as expl 3. At parts the narrative does feel a b I really enjoyed this book. Intrigued, I found it, and downloaded it. Wells' , explaining Einstein's theory, the contributions of others, like Erwin Schrodinger, John Wheeler, Francis Everitt, Joseph Taylor, ending with his own involvement in an experiment in frame dragging. As a physicist, he is studying the possibility of time travel. He's not a wild adventurer, he's a professor and lecturer. I was actually moved to tears more than once does not happen often.
His sense of narrative tension and pace Ever since Doc Brown sped his Delorian around a mall parking lot in 1985, I have been captivated by time travel stories, gobbling up every movie and tv show on the topic. With the ever present guiding light in his life, Ronald overcame many of the obstacles that are thrown in the path of people in his community, and became one of the first Black Americans to receive a PhD in Theoretical Physics, and became a recognised and respected voice in his field. Ronald Mallett, who recently discovered the basic equations for a working time machine that he believes can be used as a transport vehicle to the past. The book may be an ex-library book. The story, fortunately only 198 for those forced to read this because someone picked it in their book club, is clouded with too much irrelevant minutiae and technical explanations of theories to be compelling enough to let the good parts stand out. Frankly, his life is somewhat normal, and the book tends to be long-winded, technical, and braggy.
It is smart and funny. He reminds us all throughout the book of why he has chosen to do science, and never lets us forget this motivation. Well this book inspired me, it touches on family dynamics, emotional issues, depression, drive and determination, passion, racial issues, love, and science. He doesn't dwell on it in this book, since that's not what this book is about. Rambling style, mediocre grammar, zero story telling in what could have been a riveting tale of a young boy battling racism and professional skepticism and ultimately not exactly achieving his childhood dream but discovering some underlyi I'm not sure how it's possible to hire a writer to help an expert put their thoughts into book form and still end up with a book this poorly written.
Definitely a recommendation and a must read for everyone who's interested in science, cosmology and of course time travel. I stopped counting the errors mostly grammatical but also many other notable mistakes after the first 50 pages. He may not have achieved his ultimate dream of building a real life functioning time machine that sends a person into the past yet. But this is not just a book about a theory into a scientific adventure of traveling back in time. Devastated, Ronald went downhill emotionally until he became interested in science fiction, and dreamed of building a time machine to go back and talk to his father. Frankly, his life is somewhat normal, and the book tends to be long-winded, technical, and braggy. If you're planning to read this book, you need to know up front that there's a lot of physics in here.
Worse, it is not all that well-written and very poorly edited -- surprising for a book that had two authors. For this, I find myself idolizing Dr. But I enjoyed this book. He has taught physics at the University of Connecticut since 1975. By reading this book, I not only gained more detailed insight into his theories, I also learned more about the author and what drives and motivates him.
Through his years of reading and studying Einstein, Mallett became a buff well before he had any notion of the importance of the grand old relativist's theories to his own career. Mallett provides easy-to-understand explanations of the famous physicist's seminal work. Mallett speak at my conference this summer, and he was enchanting. Ronald Mallet sets before us all the principles of quantum physics that could make time travel possible, in the form of a very readable story of his own life. I probably would have left it on the shelf for many more years if I hadn't come across an Audible deal for this. All Ron Mallett wanted to do with his time machine was see his dad.