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The Physics of Superheroes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

GREAT BOOK!

This book was so much fun to read! As a physical science student I repeatedly saw some equations that I was using show up in the text. James Kakalios brilliantly made this book laugh out loud funny and at the same time, extremely entertaining. This is a great book for a...
This book was so much fun to read! As a physical science student I repeatedly saw some equations that I was using show up in the text. James Kakalios brilliantly made this book laugh out loud funny and at the same time, extremely entertaining. This is a great book for anyone who has ever watched a superhero movie and wondered if any of the things occurring in the movie could really happen. For a superman fan, this book talks about the Krypton explosion and Kakalios dissects the information and finds out weather it actually has any truth to it. For people like me who are big Spiderman fans, Kakalios talks about a scene in the comic book “The Amazing Spiderman” where Spiderman’s girlfriend at the time, Gwen Stacey, dies. In the comic, Spiderman slings his web and catches Stacey before she hits the ground but when he sees her she is already dead. Then the person who throws her off, the Green Goblin, comes and tells Spiderman that the fall killed her and she didn’t need to hit the ground to die. This is when Kakalios talks about weather it was the fall that killed her or weather it was the web that caused the death. Find out what he discovered in this incredibly entertaining story from James Kakalios.

posted by 11380133 on March 22, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Looking for a fun way to learn your Physics?

This book is not it. As much fun as it might seem, learning physics is learning physics. No superhero is going to make it any better. I did enjoy the comic book history and storyline info, though. I'm just saying, if you don't already like physics, this won't make you l...
This book is not it. As much fun as it might seem, learning physics is learning physics. No superhero is going to make it any better. I did enjoy the comic book history and storyline info, though. I'm just saying, if you don't already like physics, this won't make you like it.

posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Looking for a fun way to learn your Physics?

    This book is not it. As much fun as it might seem, learning physics is learning physics. No superhero is going to make it any better. I did enjoy the comic book history and storyline info, though. I'm just saying, if you don't already like physics, this won't make you like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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