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science of superheroes

by Lois H. Gresh

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Published by J. Wiley in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.,
  • Heroes in literature.,
  • Science.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188) and index.

    StatementLois Gresh, Robert Weinberg.
    ContributionsWeinberg, Robert E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6714 .G74 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 200 p. ;
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3569415M
    ISBN 100471024600, 0471468827
    LC Control Number2002071323

    The book is an entertaining journey into scientific possibilities of some of the most popular and best known superheroes. The book manages easy readability and approachability while covering basic physics and biology behind superpowers/5. The science of superheroes. Avengers: Endgame is here. It’s finally here. The whole universe is at stake, and only the remaining battle-hardened Avengers can .

      Goodreads Winner 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 they are really possible. The first part was really fun, especially breaking down who would win in a battle of superhero vs. other super powerful people/5. In James Kakalios created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: "Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books." This is a real physics class, that covers topics from Isaac Newton to the transistor, but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight. Rather, ALL the examples come from superhero comic books, and .

      Join in the fun as we explore physics through comic book examples where the superheroes got their physics right! James Kakalios, University of Minnesota KLyfe - Science Behind Superheroes.   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.


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