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The science of James Bond : from bullets to bowler hats to boat jumps, the real technology behind 007's fabulous films

Author: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the true science that underlies James Bond's fantastic gadgets and feats, including the car the turns into a submarine, the buzz-saw Rolex, and the rocket-firing cigarette, covering hundreds of Q Division's inventions and analyzing Bond's battles in the air, under the sea, in outerspace, and beneath the earth.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Ian Fleming; Ian Fleming; James Bond, (Fictitious character); Ian Fleming; Ian Fleming; Ian Fleming; James Bond, (Fictitious character); Fleming, Ian <1908-1964> - Et les sciences.; Fleming, Ian <1908-1964> - Personnages - James Bond.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
ISBN: 0471661953 9780471661955
OCLC Number: 60373342
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Uncovering the origins of Mr. Bond : spies and science --
Sending secret messages : super-spy decoder rings --
Building a Bond car : flying, underwater, and missile-launching Aston Martins --
Arming yourself (and other explosive ideas) --
Stopping nuclear war --
Using your senses : assorted body equipment --
Getting away from it all : in the air and on the sea --
Getting farther away from it all : outer-space shenanigans --
Defeating supervillains --
Nullifying the threat of superweapons --
Combating germ warfare (and other nasty matters) --
Possible or impossible? --
Some thoughts about secret bases --
Famous last lines.
Responsibility: Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg.
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Examines the true science that underlies James Bond's fantastic gadgets and feats, including the car the turns into a submarine, the buzz-saw Rolex, and the rocket-firing cigarette, covering hundreds of Q Division's inventions and analyzing Bond's battles in the air, under the sea, in outerspace, and beneath the earth.

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