Science in Popular Culture: A Reference Guide

Science in Popular Culture: A Reference Guide

by A. Bowdoin Van Riper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313318220

ISBN-13: 2900313318220

Pub. Date: 05/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals. Serious injuries are healed with the wave of a medical gizmo. The media makes it all look easy. Can scientists hope to accomplish such amazing feats in the real world, or are they merely flights of fancy? This book is a fun look of what can, and can't, be achieved with current…  See more details below

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Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals. Serious injuries are healed with the wave of a medical gizmo. The media makes it all look easy. Can scientists hope to accomplish such amazing feats in the real world, or are they merely flights of fancy? This book is a fun look of what can, and can't, be achieved with current technology in today's laboratory experiments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900313318220
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Conventions Used in This Book
Introduction
Science in Popular Culture1
Acceleration3
Action and Reaction, Law of5
Alternate Worlds7
Androids10
Atomic Energy13
Chimpanzees18
Cloning21
Comets27
Computers30
Cryonics35
Cyborgs38
Darwin, Charles41
Death Rays45
Dinosaurs48
Dolphins53
Dreams56
Earthquakes59
Eclipses63
Einstein, Albert66
Electricity69
Elephants73
Epidemics76
Evolution80
Evolution, Convergent84
Evolution, Human87
Experiments91
Experiments on Self95
Extinction98
Flying Cars101
Food Pills104
Franklin, Benjamin107
Galileo111
Genes115
Genetic Engineering119
Gorillas123
Gravity126
Houses, Smart132
Ideas, Resistance to135
Inertia139
Insects141
Insects, Giant147
Intelligence, Animal150
Intelligence, Artificial153
Intelligence, Human156
Life, Extraterrestrial161
Life, Origin of166
Lightning169
Longevity173
Magnetism176
Mars179
Matter Transmission183
Meteorites186
Mind Control190
Miniaturization193
Miracle Drugs196
Moon199
Mutations203
Newton, Isaac206
Organ Transplants210
Prehistoric Humans213
Prehistoric Time217
Psychic Powers220
Race223
Radiation229
Relativity232
Religion and Science235
Reproduction239
Robots242
Scientific Theories248
Sharks252
Space Travel, Interplanetary256
Space Travel, Interstellar262
Speed of Light268
Speed of Sound271
Superhumans274
Time Travel279
UFOs284
Vacuum287
Venus290
Volcanoes294
Whales298
General Bibliography301
Index303

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