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The Resource Blockbuster science : the real science in science fiction, David Siegel Bernstein

Blockbuster science : the real science in science fiction, David Siegel Bernstein

Label
Blockbuster science : the real science in science fiction
Title
Blockbuster science
Title remainder
the real science in science fiction
Statement of responsibility
David Siegel Bernstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Doctor Who, this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a data scientist and a science fiction writer, this entertaining and accessible book uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows to explain the science behind popular narrative concepts like time travel, lightsabers, AI, genetic mutation, asteroids, cyborgs, black holes, alien invasion, the zombie apocalypse, and more. What could be a more fun way to explore the world of science than through its use--accurately or fantastically--in science fiction entertainment: movies, books, and TV shows? Learn about relativity through Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and the movie Interstellar; black holes and wormholes in connection with Contact and Planet of the Apes; theories about the origin of life as reflected in Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; computer science and artificial intelligence in reference to A.I. Artificial Intelligence; and much, much, more. Written with wit, clarity, and a great sense of fun, Blockbuster Science will inspire science fiction fans to get excited about real science while also putting an engaging pop culture spin on science for any curious reader"--
  • "An entertaining introduction to basic science that uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows to introduce the reader to physics, astronomy, biology, evolution, computer science, and more"--
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DLC
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1967-
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Bernstein, David Siegel
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3433.6
LC item number
.B466 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Science in literature
  • Science fiction films
  • Science in motion pictures
  • Science fiction television programs
  • Science in popular culture
  • SCIENCE
  • FICTION
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
  • Science fiction television programs
  • Science in literature
  • Science in motion pictures
  • Science in popular culture
Label
Blockbuster science : the real science in science fiction, David Siegel Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a spacetime -- If you are uncertain, call a quantum mechanic for a fix -- First interlude : A touch of atomic theory -- Strumming our way into existence -- Our universe (as opposed to those others) -- Parallel worlds -- Powering up our civilizations -- Black holes suck -- Origin and evolution of life on Earth -- Second interlude : More or less human -- Badass biology -- Welcome to tech u -- Man and nature -- Time to move (plan b) -- Intelligence comes in organic and artificial flavors -- The rise of the robots -- Are we alone? extraterrestrial intelligence -- A really long-distance call : interstellar communication -- Ad astra per aspera : a rough road leads to the stars -- Third interlude : A matter of substance -- Why are we so materialistic? -- Technology (cool toys) -- What does it take to exist? -- The end of everything
Control code
969377192
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781633883697
Lccn
2017021982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027547979
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)969377192
Label
Blockbuster science : the real science in science fiction, David Siegel Bernstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a spacetime -- If you are uncertain, call a quantum mechanic for a fix -- First interlude : A touch of atomic theory -- Strumming our way into existence -- Our universe (as opposed to those others) -- Parallel worlds -- Powering up our civilizations -- Black holes suck -- Origin and evolution of life on Earth -- Second interlude : More or less human -- Badass biology -- Welcome to tech u -- Man and nature -- Time to move (plan b) -- Intelligence comes in organic and artificial flavors -- The rise of the robots -- Are we alone? extraterrestrial intelligence -- A really long-distance call : interstellar communication -- Ad astra per aspera : a rough road leads to the stars -- Third interlude : A matter of substance -- Why are we so materialistic? -- Technology (cool toys) -- What does it take to exist? -- The end of everything
Control code
969377192
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781633883697
Lccn
2017021982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027547979
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)969377192

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