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The Physics of Star Trek
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date November 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060977108
ISBN-10 0060977108
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.00
Other format details sci/tech
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A renowned theoretical physicist applies his knowledge to the unique universe of Star Trek as he answers questions about warp drives, holodecks, and transporters, among other topics. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: What warps when you're traveling at warp speed?

What's the difference between a holodeck and a hologram?

What happens when you get beamed up?

What's the difference between a wormhole and a black hole?

What is antimatter, and why does the Enterprise need it?

Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born?

Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions from a renowned physicist and dedicated Trekker.

Featuring a section on the top ten physics bloopers and blunders in Star Trek as selected by Nobel-Prize winning physicists and other devout Trekkers!

"Today's science fiction is often tomorrow's science fact. The physics that underlines Star Trek is surely worth investigating. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."
--From the foreword by Stephen Hawking

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This book was not prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the Star Trek television series or films.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465005598
 
from Basic Books (November 1, 1995)
9780465005598 | details & prices | 188 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram, an introduction to the arcane world of physics uses 'Star Trek' to build and frame the discussion
Paperback
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from Perennial (November 1, 1996)
9780060977108 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram, an introduction to the arcane world of physics uses 'Star Trek' to build and frame the discussion
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780694516155
 
from Harperaudio (November 1, 1995)
9780694516155 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.00
About: An introduction to physics uses 'Star Trek' as a reference point, explaining the intricacies of warp speed and describing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram.

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