Exploring Science through Science Fiction, Second Edition by Barry B. Luokkala audiobook

Exploring Science through Science Fiction, Second Edition

By Barry B. Luokkala
Read by Keith Sellon-Wright

Blackstone Publishing 9783030293925

The Science and Fiction Series

13.19 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $18.36

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781799917281

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781799917298

  • Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $25.97

    ISBN: 9781799917267

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $19.47

    ISBN: 9781799917274

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

This audiobook uses science fiction film as a vehicle for exploring science concepts. Over one hundred references to science fiction films and television episodes are included, spanning more than one hundred years of cinematic history. Includes numerical examples and solutions. How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level.The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over one hundred years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this audiobook will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

This audiobook uses science fiction film as a vehicle for exploring science concepts. Over one hundred references to science fiction films and television episodes are included, spanning more than one hundred years of cinematic history. Includes numerical examples and solutions.

How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data?

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level.The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over one hundred years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this audiobook will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fits into a lineage of works that use science fiction as a starting point for science education.” Science & Education
“This journey from science fiction to science fact provides an engaging and surprisingly approachable read.” Journal of Science Fiction

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Barry B. Luokkala

Author Bio: Barry B. Luokkala

Barry Luokkala is an author and a teaching professor and director of undergraduate laboratories in the department of physics at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his BS and MS degrees in physics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he did experimental research in the physics and chemistry of the ionosphere. He received his PhD in experimental condensed matter physics at Carnegie Mellon University. He has also served as program director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences and has been a science consultant for the Sloan Foundation Screenplay Competition in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 13.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English