Can we change the past? The surprising answer to this question can be found in this book. Novikov details the development of views on time from classical Greece to the modern day, presenting the figures who have contributed to our knowledge as real people. He describes the current state of research in areas such as time machines: subjects he has worked on. The author's own personal experiences, of the Soviet Union and beyond, add a unique personal touch. Accessible to all, and wonderfully illustrated, this book is a delight to read.