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Inventing iron man : the possibility of a human machine

Author: E Paul Zehr
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
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"E. Paul Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man to find out how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one Stark made"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Paul Zehr
ISBN: 9781421402260 1421402262
OCLC Number: 701493121
Description: xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I: It's more than skin deep : Tony learns to live inside a suit of iron --
Origins of the iron knight: bionics, robotic armor, and anthropomorphic suits --
Building the body with biology: when the man of metal needs to muscle in --
Accessing the brain of the armored avenger: can we connect the cranium to a computer --
II: Use it and lose it : will time tarnish the golden avenger? --
Multitasking and the metal man: how much can Iron Man's mind manage? --
Softening up a superhero: why the man with a suit of iron could get a jelly belly --
Brain drain: will Tony's gray matter give way? --
III: Armored avenger in action : if we build it, what will come? --
Trials and tribulations of the tin man: what happens when the human machine breaks down --
Visions of the vitruvian man: is invention really only one part inspiration? --
Deal or no deal? Could Iron Man exist?
Responsibility: E. Paul Zehr.

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Tony Stark has been battling bad guys and protecting innocent civilians since he first donned his mechanized armor. Over the years, Stark's suit has allowed him to smash through walls, fly through  Read more...

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"Back in the sixties, when I first dreamed up the concept of Iron Man, I thought, 'What if a man had a suit of armor, like the knights of old - but modern armor that housed all sorts of miniaturized, Read more...

 
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