The Physics of Superheroes is a popular science book by physics professor and long-time comic-book fan James Kakalios. First published in , it explores. actually get it right, and as James Kakalios describes in his intro- duction to this the physics of superheroes, this complaint never arises! One might initially. A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since , James.

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Colossus, Sasquatch and Hawkeye all might warrant some attention. Oct 25, Pablo rated it it was amazing. Quanti di voi sono stati perseguitati, ai tempi delle medie o delle superiori, dalla matematica, o peggio, dalla fisica? Immagino che piani inclinati, molle e pen Blog Stories Review: It makes one’s head spin just thinking about how easy it is to gain superhuman abilities just by getting struck by lightning, bitten usperheroes a radioactive spider or being born on a different planet.

Any lover of superheroes with a yearn to read funny textbooks is honor-bound to pick up this piece of reference by James Kakalios.

My daughter the science teacher. Lo so, suona un po’ strano tutto questo. Phjsics Italiano Edit links. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He opens his book with a preoccupation with Superman and his origins. If only the second section had been as fun and comprehensible as the first section, I might have stuck with it. These are just a few of the many scientific insights that Kakalios brings to bear on super-heroes, which he describes with consistently affectionate bemusement.


But he does fun, clear explanations of the physics basics. I am more about reading physics books than I am about comics, but I still found it a refreshing way of presenting the material. To ask other readers questions about The Physics of Superheroesplease sign up.

La risposta risiede nella legge di gravitazione universale di Isaac Newton. For when the right question is posed of a phenomenon, either the answer becomes clear or at least a path to further and more fruitful questioning is revealed.

He doesn’t talk about character This was an entertaining read. Both are physicists, so I’m not quite sure of why the favoritism.

Ogni lettore – e non solo! For one, If you are just starting to read Spider-man comics and his background stories, you will be spoiled here. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science.

The Physics of Superheroes

Vedete quel bel faccione qui a fianco? We’d spend afternoons and summer nights arguing about this concept- what is the most powerful Oh man Taylor rated it liked it. Gotham Books- Literary Criticism – pages. Published September 21st by Avery first published But, all of that is more than made up for with the last forty pages. Overall the book was accurate and entertaining, if somewhat pedestrian for my experience with physics. This is a book by James Kakalios and is an informational book.

Moreover, the author goes on to use physics superheroees to explain to us why Krypton blew up in the first place! You will be glad you did. Physics books Comics stubs Physics book stubs.

Ecco, quella regola spiega infiniti aspetti della fisica. Did you know that, in order for Superman to leap a tall building of a certain specified height in a single bound, his muscles would have had to evolve on a Kr James Kakalios is not only a theoretical physicist, but a comic book maven who can quote reams of superhero lore by issue, page, and panel.


First published init explores the basic laws of physics. Scientific explanation that leaves no room for argument and a hilarious take on superheroes. This book is what happens when you cross a comic book geek with a science nerd, but in a good way. There is something for everyone in this book but not enough for one person. I liked many things about this book, for example, the way that it started off was nice because we learned a little bit about the author.

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Retrieved from ” https: I found myself equally fascinated by the physics lessons and by his commandin Loved this book from start to finish. The Atom begins as a physics professor, who encounters a chunk of white dwarf star and picks it up. SPOILER ALERT Through all of the reasoning, Kakalios maintains that of all of the superheroes he studied, the only feasible one was Batman, a person so wealthy and so capable of having strength, agility and martial skill that he is able to stop bullets, fight villians, conceal his identity and maintain fiscal solvency

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