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Life signs : the biology of Star Trek

Author: Susan C Jenkins; Robert Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Harper/Collins, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Why do Vulcans have green blood? Why do Ferengis have such big ears? How does Geordi LaForge's visor work? Why do Klingons have an extra heart? Is Commander Data alive? What are life signs, anyway? Is synthehol, which offers alcohol's pleasant effects but no hangovers, a feasible brew? What 'Star trek" fan hasn't pondered such weighty questions as these? Now, two noted scientists provide all the answers as they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction television programs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Jenkins; Robert Jenkins
ISBN: 0060191546 9780060191542
OCLC Number: 39033735
Description: xiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Face only a mother could love --
Life in space --
How alien can you get? --
Whose brain is it, anyway? Or why parasitic possession is nine-tenths of the law --
Falling in love with all the wrong faces --
Not in our stars, but in our genes? --
Twenty-nine years and counting --
Adventure continues --
Where no one will ever go.
Responsibility: Susan Jenkins and Robert Jenkins ; foreword by Lawrence M. Krauss, author of the Physics of Star Trek.
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"Why do Vulcans have green blood? Why do Ferengis have such big ears? How does Geordi LaForge's visor work? Why do Klingons have an extra heart? Is Commander Data alive? What are life signs, anyway? Is synthehol, which offers alcohol's pleasant effects but no hangovers, a feasible brew? What 'Star trek" fan hasn't pondered such weighty questions as these? Now, two noted scientists provide all the answers as they explore the sometimes fanciful, always fascinating, biological issues raised by 'Star trek's' various incarnations."--Dust jacket. The dust jacket also states that the authors reside in Rochester, MN.

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