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The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More
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Mark Brake Jon Chase
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The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More

Mark Brake Jon Chase


9781631582110

Skyhorse Publishing


Fiction-related items;
Popular science


Paperback

272 pages

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Age range 14+ Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes!

The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology. But do you ever wonder if any of it is plausible or rooted in fact?

Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens.

The scientific questions examined within this book include:

Can an Iron Man suit be made? How does Thor's hammer work? Could any known forms of radiation cause superpowers? How many calories does Superman need each day? Could you cross a Lamborghini and a hummer to make the Batmobile Tumbler? And many more!

Whether you're a movie or comic buff, this book is certain to entertain and open your eyes to the truth behind these amazing characters.

By:   Mark Brake, Jon Chase
Imprint:   Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781631582110
ISBN 10:   1631582119
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   July 2018
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Brake developed the world's first science and science fiction degree in 1999. He also launched the world's first astrobiology degree in 2005. He's communicated science through film, television, print, and radio on five continents, including for NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, the Royal Institution, and Sky Movies. He was one of the founding members of NASA's Astrobiology Institute Science Communication Group. Mark also tours Europe with Science of Doctor Who, Science of Star Wars, and Science of Superheroes road shows.

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