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The science of superheroes

Author: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2002.
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Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spiderman ... they protect us from evil doers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers? Do you ever find yourself wondering just how feasible their reported exploits really are? In this engaging yet serious work, authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question, once and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gresh, Lois H.
Science of superheroes.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2002
(DLC) 2002071323
(OCoLC)49805818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
ISBN: 0471463140 9780471463146
OCLC Number: 52390509
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 200 pages)
Contents: A Word about the Law --
Men of Steel, Feathers of Fury / Dean Koontz --
More Powerful than a Speeding Locomotive: Superman --
Rays, Cosmic and Gamma: The Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk --
The Dark Knight: Batman --
Under the Sea: Aquaman and Sub-Mariner --
Along Came a Spider: Spider-Man --
Green Lanterns and Black Holes: Magic, Science, and Two Green Lanterns --
Of Atoms, Ants, and Giants: Ant Man and the Atom --
Fast, Fast, Fast: The Flash --
Good, Evil, and Indifferent Mutants: The X-Men --
Mysteries in Space: Science Fiction Superheroes --
The Right Stuff: Donald Duck --
Appendix A: Who Missed the Cut? --
Appendix B: The Professionals Speak.
Responsibility: Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg.

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Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spiderman ... they protect us from evil doers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers? Do you ever find yourself wondering just how feasible their reported exploits really are? In this engaging yet serious work, authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question, once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes.

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