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Science of Superman
     

Science of Superman

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by Mark Wolverton, Roger Stern (Editor), Jerry Siegel (Created by), Roger Stern (Editor)
 

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What if the Kryptonian named Kal-El, a humanoid being whose world orbited a far-off red dwarf star, was actually raised here on Earth? Would, in fact, such a being be capable of achieving the amazing feats of power commonly associated with Superman? And if so, how could his powers be scientifically explained? In The Science of Superman, noted science writer Mark

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What if the Kryptonian named Kal-El, a humanoid being whose world orbited a far-off red dwarf star, was actually raised here on Earth? Would, in fact, such a being be capable of achieving the amazing feats of power commonly associated with Superman? And if so, how could his powers be scientifically explained? In The Science of Superman, noted science writer Mark Wolverton answers these very questions. Examining Superman's powers through the lens of modern science, Wolverton explains the fundamental biological and genetic differences that would allow Superman to exercise extraordinary powers on our planet.

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ISBN-13:
9780743486514
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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YOU WILL BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLY! He is known as the Man of Steel -- the Last Son of Krypton. For more than half a century, Superman has been an American icon and the world's first and most recognizable super hero. From his beginnings as the featured character in his own ten-cent comic book, through multiple incarnations on radio, newspaper syndication, television, and the movies, Superman has emerged as the flagship hero of a publishing empire. In fact, the Man of Steel has become so ubiquitous, it's as if he were real.

But what if he were real? What if the Kryptonian named Kal-El, a humanoid being whose world orbited a far-off red dwarf star, was actually raised here on Earth? Would, in fact, such a being be capable of achieving the amazing feats of power commonly associated with Superman? And if so, how could his powers be scientifically explained?

In The Science of Superman, gifted science writer Mark Wolverton takes up the challenge and answers these very questions. Examining Superman's powers through the lens of modern science, Wolverton explains the fundamental biological and genetic differences between Earthlings and Kryptonians that allow Superman to exercise extraordinary abilities on our planet. For the first time anywhere, you'll understand the logic and science that underlie Superman's "super powers." You'll never look at the Man of Steel the same way again.

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Science of Superman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was a little kid, i've been fascinated by Superman. The fact that he had all these incredible powers, and that he used them for good truly made an impression on me. The only thing that bothered me though was the fact that no one could really explain how he was who he was. Everyone thought that by saying he was an alien would satisfy one's curiousity about his powers. Not me! Now, finally after years of wondering, someone actually went through the trouble of putting together a hypothetical book on how his powers can work. After reading it, let me say, i was impressed. It made me realize that it WASN'T impossible; just improbable. That's enough for me to be happy. Although the book gets very detailed on scientific facts to the point where the words start blurring together, one can still enjoy this book. A must have for any true Superman fan. I just hope whoever finally makes the long-awaited Superman movie uses this book as a guide to his powers!