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The Science of Star Wars The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!

by Mark Brake, Jon Chase

The Science of Star Wars The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! Synopsis

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time! We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein's theory of relativity, apply to the Star Wars universe.

The Science of Star Wars The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! Press Reviews

If you've ever wondered how life could arise on Tatooine or how likely it is that there's a cantina full of aliens somewhere in our galaxy, The Science of Star Wars is for you. -San Francisco Book Review A real treat, with many moments of epiphany lurking between the pages . . . Offers much more than just the scientific facts. -Labtimes A gloriously fascinating look into that galaxy far, far away! -Professor Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster, New York Times bestselling author of The Knowledge As a longtime Star Wars maniac, I'd like to recommend Mark Brake and Jon Chase's The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! for the geek on your Christmas list. The book is divided into sections on space travel, space, aliens, tech, and bio-tech, with each addressing the scientific feasibility of the Star Wars universe, from faster than light travel to the nature of the Force itself. Written in a clear, friendly style, reading The Science of Star Wars is like sitting down for a conversation with a super geeky scientist friend. -Unbound Worlds Using the basic principles of mathematics and science, author Mark Brake and science presenter Jon Chase have unlocked some of the secrets behind the George Lucas films, and have concluded that The Force might not be complete fantasy. -Telegraph A fairly easy read in the sense that simple language is used to explain what can at times be fairly complex concepts . . . It's certainly best enjoyed by anyone with a bent towards the stars and how they stay up there. . . . For the right fan, it would be an excellent Christmas present. -In a Far Away Galaxy If you've ever wondered how life could arise on Tatooine or how likely it is that there's a cantina full of aliens somewhere in our galaxy, The Science of Star Wars is for you. -San Francisco Book Review A real treat, with many moments of epiphany lurking between the pages . . . Offers much more than just the scientific facts. -Labtimes A gloriously fascinating look into that galaxy far, far away! -Professor Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster, New York Times bestselling author of The Knowledge As a longtime Star Wars maniac, I'd like to recommend Mark Brake and Jon Chase's The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! for the geek on your Christmas list. The book is divided into sections on space travel, space, aliens, tech, and bio-tech, with each addressing the scientific feasibility of the Star Wars universe, from faster than light travel to the nature of the Force itself. Written in a clear, friendly style, reading The Science of Star Wars is like sitting down for a conversation with a super geeky scientist friend. -Unbound Worlds Using the basic principles of mathematics and science, author Mark Brake and science presenter Jon Chase have unlocked some of the secrets behind the George Lucas films, and have concluded that The Force might not be complete fantasy. -Telegraph A fairly easy read in the sense that simple language is used to explain what can at times be fairly complex concepts . . . It's certainly best enjoyed by anyone with a bent towards the stars and how they stay up there. . . . For the right fan, it would be an excellent Christmas present. -In a Far Away Galaxy

Book Information

ISBN: 9781944686284
Publication date: 15th November 2016
Author: Mark Brake, Jon Chase
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Film theory & criticism, Film: styles & genres, Popular science,

About Mark Brake, Jon Chase

Mark Brake developed the world's first science and science fiction degree in 1999. He also launched the world's first astrobiology degree in 2005. He's communicated science through film, television, print, and radio on five continents, including for NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, the Royal Institution, and Sky Movies. He was one of the founding members of NASA's Astrobiology Institute Science Communication Group. He has written more than a dozen books, including Alien Life Imagined for Cambridge University Press in 2012. Mark also tours Europe with Science of Doctor Who, Science of Star Wars, and Science of Superheroes road shows. Jon Chase ...

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