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The Science of Superheroes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turner Pub Co
Publication date September 17, 2002
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780471024606
ISBN-10 0471024600
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Examines the origins of comic book superheroes, including Superman, the Incredible Hulk, and the Green Lantern, discussing their powers and the science behind them. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?

""An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come.""
—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics

Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers?

In this engaging yet serious work, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains.

Lois Gresh (Rochester, NY) has written eight novels and nonfiction books as well as dozens of short stories and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times.
Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) is a multiple award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, short stories and comics.



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Hardcover
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from Turner Pub Co (September 17, 2002)
9780471024606 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Examines the origins of comic book superheroes, including Superman, the Incredible Hulk, and the Green Lantern, discussing their powers and the science behind them.
Paperback
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from Turner Pub Co (September 29, 2003)
9780471468820 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Examines the origins of comic book superheroes, including Superman, the Incredible Hulk, and the Green Lantern, discussing their powers and the science behind them.

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