The Science of James Bond by Lois H. Gresh
From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

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The science behind the gadgets, exploits, and enemies of the world's greatest spy


From the sleek Aston Martin that spits out bullets, nails, and passengers at the push of a button to the microjet that makes hairpin turns to avoid a heat-seeking missile, the science and technology of James Bond films have kept millions of movie fans guessing for decades. Are these amazing feats and gadgets truly possible?

The Science of James Bond takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The acclaimed science-fiction authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that turns into a submarine, and the ever-popular rocket-firing cigarette. They examine hundreds of Q Division's ingenious inventions; analyze Bond's astonishing battles beneath the earth and sea, in the skies, and even in outer space; and ask intriguing questions that lead to enlightening discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology.

Filled with entertaining anecdotes from Bond movie shoots and supplemented with "tech" ratings for all of the Bond movies, The Science of James Bond separates scientific fact from film fantasy--with some very surprising results.
 

About Lois H. Gresh

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Lois H. Gresh is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Twilight Companion and other fans' guides, as well as science fiction novels and stories. She lives in upstate New York.
 
Published April 21, 2008 by Wiley. 224 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Everyone knows which secret agent drives a car that turns into a boat at the flick of a switch, leaves fake fingerprints and, of course drinks his martinis shaken, not stirred: Bond. James Bond. Gr

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Human characters, not science, are the heart of King's fiction, but Gresh and Weinberg (The Science of James Bond ) use these tales as a jumping-off point in their latest pop-sci tie-in.

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Everyone knows which secret agent drives a car that turns into a boat at the flick of a switch, leaves fake fingerprints and, of course drinks his martinis shaken, not stirred: Bond.

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