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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Read this book you won't reget it

The novel "Physics of Superheroes" was a very enjoyable read. James Kakalios uses science in a new inventive light. The author combines classic superheroes and their special abilities with physics to cajole the reader to have a new respect for science. The balance makes...
The novel "Physics of Superheroes" was a very enjoyable read. James Kakalios uses science in a new inventive light. The author combines classic superheroes and their special abilities with physics to cajole the reader to have a new respect for science. The balance makes the novel am entertaining read. Even though the book kept readers captivated with every turning page, some of science explained were on a higher intellectual level that may not suit every reading style. Also the book does relate heavily to physics so if that isn't your cup of tea then it isn't worh reading. The author uses the powers of superheroes to explained everyday physics phenomenoms that everyone doesn't understand while they sit there listening to a teacher explain acceleration due to gravity. The book focuses on how superheroes have powers from friction, Newton's laws, etc. It makes science seem less boring and foreign for mant readers that usually wouldn't look twice at something that talks about science throughout. Not only does it educate people, the book keeps the reader engulfed from beginning to end. It's truly highly recommendend the book if someone enjoys the works of physiscs displayed in a fun new way. Kakalios really knows his physics and how to keep the subject playful and enthralling simultaneously. Seriously go buy the book,it's worth every last penny!

posted by MorayoO on April 26, 2011

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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.

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