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Biology Run Amok! : The Life Science Lessons of Science Fiction Cinema - by Mark C. Glassy (Paperback)

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Science fiction movie audiences may sometimes wonder how fictitious the science in a film really is. Yet for many—call them the “Jurassic Park generation”—film and popular media can present a seemingly plausible melding of science and fiction that forms a distorted understanding of scientific facts and concepts. Recognizing that film is both the dominant entertainment medium and an effective tool for teaching, this book—featuring articles originally published in the magazine Scary Monsters—separates biological reality from fantasy in dozens of science fiction films, including The Island of Lost Souls (1933), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), War of the Worlds (1953), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Scanners (1980), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987) and Outbreak (1995).
Number of Pages: 247
Genre: Performing Arts, Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Mark C. Glassy
Language: English
Street Date: April 13, 2018
TCIN: 51280519
UPC: 9781476664729
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5182

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