Physics of the Impossible - Michio Kaku

Physics of the Impossible

Author: Michio Kaku

  • Publication Date: 2008-03-11
  • Category: Physics
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 118 Ratings)


Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.


  • Wow Book

    By Artemisia1227
    I have read quite a few books about the science behind science fiction but this one of my favorites. It has clear concise theories tied with real life applications. Highly recommended this book!
  • Fabulous book!!

    By Zylod
    Loved it so much!! Big fan of Dr kaku
  • Highly stimulating

    By NoNameBrander
    Picked this up after browsing through this and Kaku's other titles. Great read and I will be sure to look at his other works now. Topics covered were all very interesting and broadly chosen. Michio's narrative style I have seen from television comes through well as an author. With the exception of the last two chapters, I found them all to be quite understandable and great at getting the juices flowing and a thirst for more secrets to be revealed. The chapter on potential extraterrestrials was unlike anything I have seen or read before. Totally logical and incredibly straightforward. He rides the balance between scientist and entertainer flawlessly. Thanks for the read!
  • Fascinating read

    By NeuralVibrance
    This is definitely a fascinating read! Mr. Kaku does an amazing job of making complex and often boggling theorems understandable through appropriate examples. A large number of topics are covered from the easily acceptable to the sometimes crazy. This book is well written and enjoyable!
  • Sci Fi gets a reality check and boost!

    By Shazamlium
    Great read! Everyone wants to know about forcefields, teleportation, and robots. This book injects the rational truth about what is physically possible and impossible, and attempts to explain how these sci-fi technologies might actually take form. Readable and intelligent!