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

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This book for general readers and students gathers articles originally published in the magazine Scary Monsters, written by cancer immunologist Mark Glassy. The factual yet humorous articles will help readers understand the difference between science and pseudoscience in sci fi films, from the classic Hollywood era through more recent films such as 1995’s Outbreak. Each combines scientific language and plain language in a detailed overview (about 10 pages) of scientific fact. For example, the chapter on microbes explains pathogenic bacteria and viruses, microbial infections, and plagues, then recounts several films dealing with microbe invasions, often poking holes in the films’ scientific underpinnings but also noting the factual basis of the film. Chapters are in thematic sections on laboratories in sci fi films, physiology, surgery, genetics and DNA, population biology, radiation biology, and the nurse in science fiction films. One section is devoted to Frankenstein films, the popular science of Mary Shelley, and actor Boris Karloff, who played Frankenstein’s monster. B&w photos are included. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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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