The science of Dune : unauthorized exploration into the real science behind Frank Herbert's fictional universe (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The science of Dune : unauthorized exploration into the real science behind Frank Herbert's fictional universe

Author: Kevin R Grazier
Publisher: Dallas : BenBella Books, 2008
Series: Science of pop culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With Sandworms of Dune, the last title in the bestselling Dune science fiction series, due to be released in August 2007, sci-fi fans wanting to brush up on their Dune trivia and analyze the books from a fresh viewpoint will be able to do so with this definitive reference. Delving into the world of Dune, this guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Frank Herbert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin R Grazier
ISBN: 1933771283 9781933771281
OCLC Number: 1143815080
Description: ix, 232 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: Kevin R. Grazier --
Introduction / Melange / Carol Hart --
My second sight / Sergio Pistoi --
The biology of the sandworm / Sibylle Hechtel --
The dunes of Dune / Ralph D. Lorenz --
From silver fox to Kwisatz Haderach / Carol Hart --
Evolution by any means on Dune / Sandy Field --
The anthropology of Dune / Sharlotte Neely --
The real stars of Dune / Kevin R. Grazier --
Prescience and prophecy / Csilla Csori --
Stillsuit / John C. Smith --
Memory [and the Tleilaxu] makes the man / Csilla Csori --
Cosmic origami / Kevin R. Grazier --
Suspensor of disbelief / Ges Seger, The shade of Uliet / David M. Lawrence.
Series Title: Science of pop culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph. D.
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"With Sandworms of Dune, the last title in the bestselling Dune science fiction series, due to be released in August 2007, sci-fi fans wanting to brush up on their Dune trivia and analyze the books from a fresh viewpoint will be able to do so with this definitive reference. Delving into the world of Dune, this guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It also scrutinizes Frank Herbert's science fiction world by asking questions such as Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? and Which of Herbert's inventions have already come to life? This companion to the Dune series is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit this science fiction world and explore it even further."--Publishers description.

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"An indispensable volume for Dune fans everywhere, and another validation of Herbert's fictional universe as one of sf's towering achievements." -Booklist

 
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