The Science of Heroes: The Real-Life Possibilities behind the Hit TV Show

The Science of Heroes: The Real-Life Possibilities behind the Hit TV Show

by Yvonne Carts-Powell
     
 

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A fun, fact-filled examination of the science (or lack thereof) behind the hit television series Heroes.

Ordinary people with extraordinary powers populate the world of the hit television show Heroes, where characters exhibit such abilities as flight, telepathy, tissue regeneration, prognostication, invisibility, and teleportation through

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A fun, fact-filled examination of the science (or lack thereof) behind the hit television series Heroes.

Ordinary people with extraordinary powers populate the world of the hit television show Heroes, where characters exhibit such abilities as flight, telepathy, tissue regeneration, prognostication, invisibility, and teleportation through space and time.

The Science of Heroes explores these superpowers and many more through real-world research into the potential of human physical and mental capabilities. Citing the work of renowned scientists and engineers, Yvonne Carts-Powell reveals that even the least likely of powers has been studied-and in some cases, even developed. From the wonders found in nature and cutting-edge technological achievements to the latest discoveries in genetics and mutations, humanity might just possess the knowledge to achieve the extraordinary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425223352
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Yvonne Carts-Powell is an internationally known science writer. Her articles have appeared in such publications as New Scientist, ScienceNOW, and Editorial Humor. She is a public speaker, science panel participant, mentor and workshop leader. She is also a recipient of the James Madison University Physics Alumna of the Year Award.

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