National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars: The Science Behind the Saga

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united to take their fans on a galactic mission to uncover the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the science fiction. Discover how art imitates life by exploring the discovery of Kepler 16b, a real Tatooine planet; understand how a hovercraft works and how it resembles the landspeeder; find out how close we are to creating a real-life lightsaber. A bonus chapter takes this ...

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Overview

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united to take their fans on a galactic mission to uncover the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the science fiction. Discover how art imitates life by exploring the discovery of Kepler 16b, a real Tatooine planet; understand how a hovercraft works and how it resembles the landspeeder; find out how close we are to creating a real-life lightsaber. A bonus chapter takes this stellar adventure one step further to reveal never-before-published information about the characters, planets, and technology at work in the Angry Birds Star Wars II game! Join your favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters on their galactic mission! 

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“Makes me feel a lot smarter than I actually am.” –LifeRearranged.com

“Astronomy. Physics. Science history. There’s a little bit for everyone in there. And since it’s National Geographic, you know they’ll have it right.” –ClubJade.net

“A very fun book and a must have game companion for fans of the Angry Birds Star Wars Games….This book definitely meets the very high standards one would expect from a National Geographic publication. Kudos to author Amy Briggs for bringing this fun book to life!” –AboutAMom.com

“This book would fit well on the bookshelf of Angry Birds fans and Star Wars fans of all ages.” –HaveSippyWillTravel.com

“What a cool way to introduce kids to science and to get kids reading for enjoyment.” –TechAgeKids.com

"It’s a given: if you love Star Wars, I think you’ll love this book. If you love Angry Birds and the entertaining Angry Birds Star Wars, you’ll love this book. If you love science, or are a parent that wants to encourage science for your children, yes, you too will love this book." —KnightsArchive.com

"Unites Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic to take fans on a galactic mission to uconver the true stories, technology and unbelievable science behind the science fiction." —Las Vegas Guardian Express

“This is a perfect holiday gift for the kid in your life that loves all things science and space! It can also be a great book to spark a child’s imagination about the complex solar system we live in.” –CelebBabyLaundry.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426213021
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 700,000
  • Lexile: NC1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 6.94 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

AMY BRIGGS, writer, Angry Birds addict, and devotee of all things Star Wars, is a former editor for National Geographic Books where she specialized in books on space, animals, and weird facts about the world. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and daughter, who are very understanding about her Angry Birds habit.

PETER VESTERBACKA (Foreword) is the Chief Marketing Officer and Mighty Eagle of Rovio. Peter drives the company's marketing and brand strategy, taking Angry Birds to new and unexpected places.

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