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Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive
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Ethan Siegel
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Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Ethan Siegel



Film, TV & Radio;
Science fiction;
Inventions & inventors;
Aerospace & aviation technology


216 pages

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An analytical look at the iconic technologies from the Star Trek universe, how they work in that world, and how they have - or haven't - crossed over into the real world.

The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick.

Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today.

This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek's computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.

By:   Ethan Siegel
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9780760352632
ISBN 10:   0760352631
Series:   Star Trek
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ethan Siegel is a PhD astrophysicist, science writer, author, (sometimes) professor of physics and astronomy, and longtime Star Trek fan. He has written for Forbes,Scientific American, NASAs Space Place, and many other print and online publications. His award-winning science blog,Starts with a Bang, has been educating the world since 2008.

Treknology is a gorgeous, well-researched and sharply written exploration of where we actually stand on technology to take us where no man has gone before: from transporters, impulse engines and warp drives to holodecks, replicators, and tricorders, the future is closer than ever. * Mr. Media Video Interviews * Siegel provides the perfect set-up for diving into the very real science we'd need to build 'Star Trek' tech. -- Adam Frank * NPR Books * Treknology also does something else different from existing books about the science and technology of Star Trek: it spends a lot of time discussing the current state of science and technology, and how we might eventually make Trek's technology a reality. * *

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