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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zehr, E. Paul.
Inventing iron man.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011000177
(OCoLC)701493121
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Paul Zehr
ISBN: 9781421404882 1421404885
OCLC Number: 795567085
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages) : illustrations
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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If you've ever wondered whether you have what it takes to be the ultimate human-machine hero, then this book is for you.  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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