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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceaP - www.librarything.com
What an absolutely FUN read The Science of Superheroes turned out to be! Lois H. Gresh & Robert E. Weinberg took several big name superheroes like Superman, Batman, The Flash, Ant Man, Aquaman, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elliots89 - LibraryThing
A fascinating book on the science behind the powers of superhero's such as Batman, Superman and the Flash. The book is very detailed in its science as to prove why the powers are not actually possible ... Read full review