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ST Im Working on That: A Trek from Science Fiction to Science Fact

William Shatner William Walters

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01 October 2002
Popular science; Space science; Unexplained phenomena & the paranormal; Fantasy Biographical; Star Trek Reference
Series: Star Trek
Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. Join William Shatner, the original captain of the Starship Enterprise, as he reveals how Star Trek has influenced and inspired some of our greatest scientific minds -- the people behind the future we will all share. In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier -- space. As one Nobel Laureate commented on being shown a wood and plastic model of the engine core from a Star Trek: The Next Generation starship: I'm working on that. From the technicalities of warp speed to real-life replicators to the likelihood of our being able to beam across continents, this always-informative book takes us on a fascinating and eye-opening voyage to the realms of the possible and probable.
By:   William Shatner, William Walters
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9780671047382
ISBN 10:   0671047388
Series:   Star Trek
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William Shatner is known to millions as the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk throughout the original Star Trek television series and several movies. He is now a bestselling science fiction author.

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