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Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far Far Away

Patrick Johnson



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Adams & Austin Press
01 December 2017
Film, TV & Radio; Science fiction; Popular science; Sci-Fi Reference; Science; Star Wars Reference
Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away-perfect for every Star Wars fan!

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron?

Well, those ideas aren't as outlandish as you think.

In The Physics of Star Wars, you'll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!
By:   Patrick Johnson
Imprint:   Adams & Austin Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   306g
ISBN:   9781507203309
ISBN 10:   1507203306
Series:   Star Wars
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far Far Away

Gets a fun conversation about physics brewing in the zeitgeist, but also might neatly explain everything that's weird about the Star Wars galaxy. The wonderful thing about Johnson's way of thinking is that nearly every quibble we might have about the science mistakes or fallacies inherent to Star Wars could have a neat explanation. * Inverse.com * Patrick Johnson ... breaks down the Star Wars franchise into its constituent parts, and offers scientific explanations, grounded in reality, for just about every detail ... .A compulsive pleasure to read. * VICE * When you think of the science behind Star Wars, what do you think of? In this new book you can delve into the science of the galaxy far, far away and maybe get some answers. * Geek Girl Authority *

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