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Ron Mallett was just 10 when his father died suddenly. Devastated, he found solace in the science fiction of H.G. Wells, believing that if he could build a time machine, he could go back into the past, warn his father and perhaps save his life. Ronald Mallett is now a professor of theoretical physics. Remarkably, this working-class African American boy from the Bronx stuck with his vision, overcoming poverty and prejudice in the pursuit of his obsession. This is the story of his extraordinary journey of self- and scientific discovery. With simple language and elegant metaphor he lays out his theories and presents the reader with what is an actual blue print for a time machine. A dramatic and compelling memoir, it is also a brilliant introduction to a riveting but generally baffling subject, and a truly inspirational account of astonishing achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552155755
ISBN-10: 0552155756
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ronald L. Mallett

Ronald Mallett was born in Pennsylvania in 1945 and grew up in the Bronx. In 1973 he was one of the first African-Americans to receive a PhD in theoretical physics and is now a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut. He has published many papers on theoretical physics, and his time travel research has been featured in the TV special The World's First Time Machine as well as in publications as diverse as Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone and New Scientist. Bruce Henderson is the author and co-author of numerous bestselling books, including And the Sea Will Tell and, most recently, True North: Peary, Cook and the Race to the Pole. He teaches writing at Stanford University, and lives in Menlo Park, California.