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The Science of Michael Crichton: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind the Fictional Worlds of Michael Crichton [NOOK Book]

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Wherever the cutting edge of science goes, Michael Crichton is there. From dinosaur cloning to global warming, nanotechnology to time travel, animal behavior to human genetics, Crichton always takes us to the cutting edge of science and then pushes the envelope.

The Science of Michael Crichton examines the amazing inventions of Crichton’s books and lifts up the hood, ...
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The Science of Michael Crichton: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind the Fictional Worlds of Michael Crichton

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Overview


Wherever the cutting edge of science goes, Michael Crichton is there. From dinosaur cloning to global warming, nanotechnology to time travel, animal behavior to human genetics, Crichton always takes us to the cutting edge of science and then pushes the envelope.

The Science of Michael Crichton examines the amazing inventions of Crichton’s books and lifts up the hood, revealing the science underneath.

In intelligent and well-thought essays, scholars and experts decide what Crichton gets right and what he gets wrong. They examine which Crichton imaginings are feasible and which are just plain impossible. Scenarios examined include whether dinosaurs can be cloned, if nanotechnological particles can evolve intelligence, and if we can go back in time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935251415
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 173
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author


Kevin Grazier, PhD, is the science advisor for the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica and Eureka and the PBS animated series The Zula Patrol. He also works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He splits his time living in Sylmar, California, and Mesa, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Introduction   Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D.     vii
The Andromeda Strain   Sergio Pistoi     1
Virtual Reality and Man-Machine Interface in Disclosure and The Terminal Man   Ray Kurzweil     19
Shock to the System   Steven Gulie     35
Neanderthals and Wendols   Ian Tattersall     47
Primate Behavior and Misbehavior in Michael Crichton's Congo   Dario Maestripieri, Ph.D.     59
We Still Can't Clone Dinosaurs   Sandy Becker     69
Crichton Travels in Time   Joel N. Shurkin     85
Artificial Life in Michael Crichton's Prey   Larry Yaeger     107
Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid: Michael Crichton's State of Fear   David M. Lawrence     131
Science Comes Second in Next   Phill Jones     155
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