The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition by James Kakalios

The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

byJames Kakalios

Kobo ebook | November 3, 2009

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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.

Title:The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101152362

ISBN - 13:9781101152362

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My physics teacher mentioned this book in class a couple times and ended up getting it as a gift. Really is a great book. Simple enough for those new to physics. Makes great connects between the comic book world and the real world.
Date published: 2017-02-27

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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 scienceSince 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.