skip to content
Fantastic voyages : learning science through science fiction films Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fantastic voyages : learning science through science fiction films

Author: Leroy W Dubeck; Suzanne E Moshier; Judith E Boss
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
What principle of mechanics is illustrated in the science fiction thriller Terminator 2: Judgment Day? How is nuclear fission important to the plot of Aliens? Is the time travel portrayed in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home a real possibility? Discover the surprising answers to these and a host of other intriguing questions in Fantastic Voyages. This book provides basic physics and biology instruction using scenes from  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dubeck, Leroy W., 1939-
Fantastic voyages.
New York : Springer, ©2004
(DLC) 2003042458
(OCoLC)51607600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leroy W Dubeck; Suzanne E Moshier; Judith E Boss
ISBN: 0387215883 9780387215884
OCLC Number: 56096628
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Science --
Mechanics --
Astronomy --
Electricity and magnetism --
Atomic and nuclear physics --
Relativity and time --
The states of matter --
Heat, temperature, and thermodynamics --
Wave motion and sound --
Global warming and the greenhouse effect --
Characteristics of living things --
Cellular reproduction --
The energy needs of living things --
Plants and animals compared --
Multicellularity and immunity --
Evolution --
Films with literary commentary --
Films without literary commentary.
Responsibility: Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier, Judith E. Boss.
More information:

Abstract:

Reveals the facts behind the fiction of some of the finest films in the sci-fi genre. This title uses scenes from science fiction films to illustrate fundamental concepts of physics, astronomy, and  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

From the reviews: "If you find science fiction films thought-provoking, this could be the book for you ... The scope of the book is wide, with a good grounding in basic physics and biology, and a lot Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56096628> # Fantastic voyages : learning science through science fiction films
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "56096628" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/physics_general> ; # Physics, general
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/science_essays> ; # SCIENCE--Essays
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/500/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/physics_study_and_teaching_audio_visual_aids> ; # Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832478> ; # Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/science_reference> ; # SCIENCE--Reference
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/biology_study_and_teaching_audio_visual_aids> ; # Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/science_nanoscience> ; # SCIENCE--Nanoscience
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063110> ; # Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108616> ; # Science fiction films
    schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/moshier_suzanne_e> ; # Suzanne E. Moshier
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/boss_judith_e> ; # Judith E. Boss
    schema:copyrightYear "2004" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/dubeck_leroy_w_1939> ; # Leroy W. Dubeck
    schema:datePublished "2004" ;
    schema:description "What principle of mechanics is illustrated in the science fiction thriller Terminator 2: Judgment Day? How is nuclear fission important to the plot of Aliens? Is the time travel portrayed in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home a real possibility? Discover the surprising answers to these and a host of other intriguing questions in Fantastic Voyages. This book provides basic physics and biology instruction using scenes from popular science fiction films as examples of the concepts discussed. Scenes are discussed from such sci-fi classics as The Day the Earth Stood Still, Planet of the Apes and The Andromeda Strain. The latter includes study questions on biological terrorism. More recent hit films discussed include Contact, Jurassic Park and Independence Day. The book is divided into three sections: basic physics and astronomy for non-science majors selected topics in biology detailed plot descriptions of 42 films The new edition also contains material about the greenhouse effect, nuclear power and nuclear terrorism, and the effects of an impact from a comet or asteroid. Acclaim for the previous edition: "If you find science fiction films thought-provoking, this could be the book for you ... The scope of the book is wide, with a good grounding in basic physics and biology, and a lot of other information besides." New Scientist "The idea of using science fiction films to convey science in an interesting way is sound, and anyone preparing a course using the genre should at least consult this book." Nature ABOUT THE AUTHORS Leroy W. Dubeck is Professor of Physics at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Suzanne E. Moshier is Professor of Biology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Judith E. Boss is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Omaha."@en ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- Science -- Mechanics -- Astronomy -- Electricity and magnetism -- Atomic and nuclear physics -- Relativity and time -- The states of matter -- Heat, temperature, and thermodynamics -- Wave motion and sound -- Global warming and the greenhouse effect -- Characteristics of living things -- Cellular reproduction -- The energy needs of living things -- Plants and animals compared -- Multicellularity and immunity -- Evolution -- Films with literary commentary -- Films without literary commentary."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/801037152> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51607600> ;
    schema:name "Fantastic voyages : learning science through science fiction films"@en ;
    schema:productID "56096628" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/56096628#PublicationEvent/new_york_springer_2004> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Agent/springer> ; # Springer
    schema:url <http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=book&isbn=978-0-387-00440-2> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=107900> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=18889&ref=toc> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b97305> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=18889> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10133783> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780387215884> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/56096628> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/boss_judith_e> # Judith E. Boss
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Boss" ;
    schema:givenName "Judith E." ;
    schema:name "Judith E. Boss" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/dubeck_leroy_w_1939> # Leroy W. Dubeck
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1939" ;
    schema:familyName "Dubeck" ;
    schema:givenName "Leroy W." ;
    schema:name "Leroy W. Dubeck" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Person/moshier_suzanne_e> # Suzanne E. Moshier
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Moshier" ;
    schema:givenName "Suzanne E." ;
    schema:name "Suzanne E. Moshier" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/biology_study_and_teaching_audio_visual_aids> # Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85014218> ;
    schema:name "Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/physics_general> # Physics, general
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Physics, general"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/physics_study_and_teaching_audio_visual_aids> # Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85101667> ;
    schema:name "Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/science_nanoscience> # SCIENCE--Nanoscience
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Nanoscience"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/801037152#Topic/science_reference> # SCIENCE--Reference
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Reference"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063110> # Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Physics--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108616> # Science fiction films
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science fiction films"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832478> # Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780387215884>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0387215883" ;
    schema:isbn "9780387215884" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51607600>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Fantastic voyages." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56096628> ; # Fantastic voyages : learning science through science fiction films
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.