The Physics And Astronomy Of Science Fiction

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The Physics And Astronomy Of Science Fiction

The Physics And Astronomy Of Science Fiction Author by : Steven D. Bloom
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-06-22
Publisher by : McFarland
ISBN : 9780786470532
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Total Download : 908

The great scientific, astronomical and technological advances of the 20th century inspired the science fiction genre to imagine distant worlds and futures, far beyond the discoveries of the here and now. This book explores science fiction films, television series, novels and short stories--from Lost in Space (1965-1968) to Fringe (2008-2013) to the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen Baxter--with a focus on their underlying concepts of physics and astronomy. Assessing accuracy and plausibility, the author considers the possibilities of solar system, interstellar and faster than light travel; int
Category: Literary Criticism

Wizards Aliens And Starships

Wizards Aliens And Starships Author by : Charles L. Adler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2019-11-19
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691196374
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Total Download : 496

Explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasy—from the probable to the impossible From space elevators to interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant, innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas—for instance, could Mr. Weasley’s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might happen, and which ones wouldn’t work? From the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar, this book delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasy—such as time warps, shape changing, and
Category: Literary Criticism

The Physics Of Star Trek

The Physics Of Star Trek Author by : Lawrence M. Krauss
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-08-02
Publisher by : Basic Books
ISBN : 9780465008636
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Total Download : 712

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know
Category: Science

Physics Of The Impossible

Physics Of The Impossible Author by : Michio Kaku
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-03-11
Publisher by : Anchor
ISBN : 0385525443
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Total Download : 617

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.
Category: Science
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