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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

Rick Edwards Michael Brooks



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Atlantic Books
25 July 2018
Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; Popular science
A Sunday Times Book of the Year 2017 A New Scientist Gift Pick 2017 Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. Dara O Briain In Science(ish), Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks confront all the questions that your favourite movies provoke. Inspired by their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to a different sci-fi classic, and wittily explores the fascinating issues that arise.

Covering movies from 28 Days Later to Ex Machina, this is a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp. Now's your chance: stylishly designed and illustrated throughout, Science(ish) is the perfect gift for every curious mind.
By:   Rick Edwards, Michael Brooks
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   302g
ISBN:   9781786492234
ISBN 10:   1786492237
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   25 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
0: Introduction 1: The Martian 2: Jurassic Park 3: Interstellar 4: Planet of the Apes 5: Back to the Future 6: 28 Days Later 7: The Matrix 8: Gattaca 9: Ex Machina 10: Alien 11: Acknowledgements 12: Index

Rick Edwards is a writer and television presenter. His debut book, None of the Above, which explained the political landscape in the UK,reached number 5 in the overall Amazon UK chart. Rick has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge but only dimly recalls it. Dr Michael Brooks is an author, journalist, and consultant for New Scientist. His biggest accomplishment to date is not the PhD in Quantum Physics - it's writing Rick's favourite popular science book, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense.

Reviews for Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

If you are a geek, a film buff, curious or simply want to know whether you still get BO in space, this is the book you have got to have. * Kate Humble * Fascinating and hilarious. * Richard Osman, co-host of Pointless * Fun, scary answers to the sci in sci-fi movies. * The New Scientist * Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. * Dara O Briain *

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