The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios
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A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science 

Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.
 

About James Kakalios

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Author of The Physics of Superheroes, JAMES KAKALOIS is the Taylor Distinguished Professor and director of undergraduate studies in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than one hundred physics papers and has conducted extensive research on a variety of obscure physical phenomena, ranging from the nano to the neuro, and in 2008 he served as the on-set science consultant for the filming of Watchmen. He lives in Minnesota.
 
Published October 14, 2009 by Gotham. 448 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction

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