SCIENCE(ISH): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies


SCIENCE(ISH): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

RICK EDWARDS & DR. M. BROOKS    Book Number: 86265    Product format: Hardback

Written by the author of the bestselling 'None of the Above' which explained the political landscape in the UK, and the New Scientist contributor, the pair confront all the questions that your favourite films provoke. Each chapter is devoted to a different sci-fi classic - The Martian, Jurassic Park, Interstellar, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, 28 Days Later, The Matrix, Gattaca, Ex Machina and Alien. It is a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more. Do aliens with acid blood exist somewhere in the Universe? Will we ever go back and visit 1955? Can we ever resurrect dinosaurs and are we already living in The Matrix's digital simulation? Stylishly designed and illustrated, 264pp.
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ISBN 9781786492210
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Customer ratings for SCIENCE(ISH): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

Number of ratings: 2
Average rating: 3.5
Readable and entertaining
from Anonymous on 22/04/2020
Some of the light-hearted introductions were ever so slightly irritating, however, the scientist partner of the collaboration dealt with the various themes very well. He needed to be selective, otherwise the book would probably have been twice the length.
Very good for teenagers
from Anonymous on 31/08/2019
I had hoped for a close scrutiny of the science behind the films. But I was disappointed when the narrative just concentrated on one known science aspect of the film. The jokey intros to each film were very weak and clearly aimed at a humour of a younger age.