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The Physics of Superheroes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avery Pub Group
Publication date November 3, 2009
Pages 424
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 original
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781592405084
ISBN-10 1592405088
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781592401468
 
from Gotham Books (September 8, 2005)
9781592401468 | details & prices | 365 pages | 6.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $26.00
About: An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781592402427 Book cover for 9781592405084
 
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2 original edition from Avery Pub Group (November 3, 2009)
9781592405084 | details & prices | 424 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Avery Pub Group (September 21, 2006)
9781592402427 | details & prices | 364 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $15.00
About: An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

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