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The Physics of Superheroes - 2 Edition by James Kakalios (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 448

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: Physics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: James Kakalios

Language: English

TCIN: 11662525
UPC: 9781592405084
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-1972

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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.

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