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  • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanicsby James Kakalios

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.00

    Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. more...

  • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanicsby James Kakalios

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 15.99

    A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But... more...

  • The Physics of Superheroesby James Kakalios

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.00

    James Kakalios explores the scientific plausibility of the powers and feats of the most famous superheroes ? and discovers that in many cases the comic writers got their science surprisingly right. Along the way he provides an engaging and witty commentary while introducing the lay reader to both classic and cutting-edge concepts in physics, including:... more...

  • The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Editionby James Kakalios

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    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 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique... more...

  • Physik der Superheldenby James Kakalios; Doris Gerstner; Christoph Hahn

    Rogner & Bernhard 2014; US$ 15.48

    Wie kommt es eigentlich, dass Superman mit einem Satz über ein Hochhaus springen kann? Und müsste Flash, der schneller als der Schall rennt, nicht täglich 150 Millionen Cheeseburger essen, um die nötige Energie aufzunehmen? James Kakalios, Professor für Physik an der Universität von Minnesota, geht diesen Fragen auf den Grund. Mit viel Humor beweist... more...

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