The Science of Superheroes
The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?
"An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come."
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Science of SuperheroesUser Review - miaaa - Goodreads
#2013-1 So as reading this book some of well-known superheroes are proved either impossible or probable, scientifically of course. Some hardcore geeks might defend their heroes. But Mia tends to go ... Read full review
Review: The Science of SuperheroesUser Review - Tulpesh Patel - Goodreads
It's been ten years since The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg was published. Over that time, and especially in the five years or so that the book has been on my shelf, there ... Read full review
The Science of Superheroes: Beyond "The Incredibles"
With the Incredibles up for an Oscar, superheroes are flying higher than ever. Now one expert says some superpowers are not exactly far-fetched
news.nationalgeographic.com/ news/ 2004/ 11/ 1112_041112_incredible_superhero_science.html
The Science of Superheroes by Author Robert Weinberg
Published at $24.95, The Science of Superheroes is available from John Wiley ... The Science of Superheroes serves as an entertaining and informative guide ...
The Science of Superheroes by Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg at ...
The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction? "An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come
www.questia.com/ library/ book/ the-science-of-superheroes-by-lois-h-gresh-robert-weinberg.jsp
The Science of Superheroes » Comics Worth Reading
The Science of Superheroes. Posted by Johanna on January 13, 2006 at 9:24 pm; Category: Books About Comics; CREDITS: by Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg ...
comicsworthreading.com/ 2006/ 01/ 13/ the-science-of-superheroes/
The Science of Superheroes Interview
That is what authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg answer in the book The Science Of Superheroes; a light-hearted, but detailed study of superheroes and ...
www.ugo.com/ channels/ comics/ features/ scienceofsuperheroes/
Biff, bang, pow - science takes a knock - physicsworld.com
What The Science of Superheroes does instead is describe the fantastical power ... The foregoing reservations aside, a book like The Science of Superheroes ...
physicsworld.com/ cws/ article/ print/ 16825
The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg « 2-Speed
I've never read a comic book in my life. But, like every guy on the planet with Luke Skywalker-esque delusions ..
www.2-speed.com/ 2006/ 10/ the-science-of-superheroes-by-lois-gresh-and-robert-weinberg/
USC Visualizing Science & Visual Effects: The Science of Superheroes
The Science of Superheroes takes a light-hearted but clear-headed look at the real science that underlies some of the greatest superhero comic books of all ...
usc-vfx.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 12/ science-of-superheroes.html
The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Studying super subject matter
After one Man of Steel talk, somebody slipped him a copy of Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg's paperback, "The Science of Superheroes." It became the textbook ...
seattletimes.nwsource.com/ html/ nationworld/ 2002911256_superheroes05.html
comicsresearch.org: Gresh - The Science of Superheroes
Gresh, Lois H. and Robert Weinberg. The Science of Superheroes. John Wiley & Sons, 2002. 224pp. ISBN 0471024600. Find in a Library with worldcat. Reviews ...
www.comicsresearch.org/ Entries/ gresch-w.html