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4 edition of The Science of Superheroes found in the catalog.

The Science of Superheroes

by Lois H. Gresh

  • 340 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24259813M
ISBN 109780471463146

  Superheroes can perhaps best be used in lessons as problem-solving examples, where real science is applied to the heroes’ proclaimed abilities to test how coherent these are, and what consequences follow logically from their supposed superpowers. As with any fiction, appreciating comic-book superheroes demands some suspension of disbelief. This book is intended for both longtime comic-book fans and those who can’t tell Batman from Man-Bat. I have therefore de-scribed the history and background of the comic-book heroes dis-cussed here. In order to describe the physics connected with certain superheroes or story lines, I have had to summarize key plot points in various comic books.

Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens. The scientific questions examined within this book include: Can an Iron Man suit be made? How does Thor's hammer.   The podcast uses comic book characters to explore big ideas in science and technology. Campbell-Staton recently sat down with Nexus Media to talk about his new project, his favorite superheroes and his ongoing research into the ways climate change is driving evolution.

If superheroes stepped off the comic book page or silver screen and into reality, could they actually work their wonders in a world constrained by the laws of physics? How strong would Superman have to be to “leap tall buildings in a single bound”? Could Storm of the X-Men possibly control the weather? And how many cheeseburgers would the Flash need to eat to be able to run at supersonic 4/5(3).   Physics of Superheroes Distinctive Voices Join in the fun as we explore physics through comic book examples where the superheroes got their physics right! Science Behind Superheroes.


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The Science of Superheroes by Lois H. Gresh Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Science of Superheroes takes a lighthearted but clear-headed look at the real science that underlies some of the greatest superhero comic books of all time, including Spider-Man, Batman, Fantastic Four Cited by: Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes—the physics, chemistry, and biology of Superman, Iron Man, Captain Americam, Aquaman, Spiderman, Cyborg, and more.

The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology.5/5(3). The Science of Superheroes: the secrets behind speed, strength, flight, evolution and more by Mark Brake was interesting but not really all science.

Some of it was more metaphysics and psychology than physics (the emotional and life quality toll of living forever) and not all of it was about superheroes but as much general science fiction and fantasy, not a bad thing just not what was /5.

Its been ten years since The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg was published. Over that time, and especially in the five years or so that the book has been on my shelf, there is absolutely no doubt that comics and superheroes have gone mainstream/5.

Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens.

The scientific questions examined within this book include: Can an Iron Man suit be made. How does Thor's hammer Released on: Ap   Before you can start vanquishing bad guys, it's important to be schooled in saving the world. Packed with quizzes, sidebars, trivia, and more, this sensational book reveals the science behind your favorite superheroes and supervillains and their ultracool devices and weapons, as well as other awesome technologies from the science-fiction realm/5(3).

The Secret Science of Superheroes looks at the underpinning chemistry, physics and biology needed for their superpowers. Individual chapters look at synthesising elements on demand, genetic evolution and what superhero suits could be made of.

With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience.

Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science/5(). As a bonus, we wove in science by studying superpowers in the animal kingdom. In preparation for the study—The Science of Superheroes—we stocked the classroom with superhero books.

Some were picture books, and some were junior graphic novels designed like comic books. "Weinberg and Gresh tell it like it is?. and how it would be, if our favorite comic book characters actually existed. The Science of Superheroes is a fascinating and entertaining examination of everything from astrophysics to genetic biology to the evolution of the "superhero." /5(26).

The science behind superheroes’ powers An Irish scientist has written a book that delves into the secrets behind the extraordinary abilities of superheroes Thu,Author: Dick Ahlstrom.

A fascinating book on the science behind the powers of superhero's such as Batman, Superman and the Flash. The book is very detailed in its science as to prove why the powers are not actually possible Read full review/5(3).

Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains.

Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens. The scientific questions examined within this book include. For anyone who loves superheroes, or just plain science, this is the book for you.

Each chapter goes into the origin behind all of the legendary superheroes, followed by an explanation of the scientific and technological limitations of reality.

This is definitely the most imaginative perspective I've seen on all my favorite superheroes.5/5(5). The Science of Superheroes serves as an entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come." —Julius Schwartz,Editor Emeritus, DC Comics "We comics fans have known it for years, of course: somewhere, in some nether dimension or on some alternate world, there is an Earth on which super-heroes are real, living, breathing 4/4(11).

The Physics of Superheroes. In The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition, Professor James Kakalios explains in a fun and accessible manner a broad range of physics, from Isaac Newton to the transistor — but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight!Rather, all of the examples come from superhero comic books and in particular, those cases where the superheroes get their.

Buy The Science of Superheroes New Ed by Gresh, Lois H. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14). The book is broken into two sections, the first being about comic books, superheroes, and superhero powers.

The second part is about the science behind all the gadgets and if /5. Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes. Back to Books. Author. Anscombe, N. Danino, M. Dickinson, S. Robinson, C. Tennick, R. Walsh, A.

Wilcox ISBN. RRP. Synopsis. Could your favourite superheroes really exist. Take a look at the secret science behind superheroes and the incredible real world breakthroughs that could. More importantly, the The Science of Superheroes is quite an engaging read and as the book is divided into topics, you can read the book at your leisure.

However I did find it difficult putting it down because of how entertaining the content was and more importantly, it highlighted the ridiculous nature of superheroes.4/5. Meet the author, Unmasked The Science Of Superheroes World Book Day Please note: all Learn Live broadcasts both LIVE and On Demand are accessible to all parents and guardians at home.

This broadcast featured the authors Professor Robert Walsh and Nicky Danino, of the popular book Unmasked the Science of Superheroes Age Range: 13+ (Young.With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience.

Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science.Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes!

The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology.