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Gresh, Lois H.

The Science of Superheroes

Gresh, Lois H. - The Science of Superheroes, ebook

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The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?

"An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come."

—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics

Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers?

In this engaging yet serious work, 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, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains.

Lois Gresh (Rochester, NY) has written eight novels and nonfiction books as well as dozens of short stories and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times.

Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) is a multiple award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, short stories and comics.

Keywords: SCIENCE / General SCI000000

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2003
Language
en
Edition
1
Categories
Natural Sciences
 
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780471463146
Printed ISBN
9780471468820

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