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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies (Hardback)
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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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Can we resurrect dinosaurs, Jurassic Park-style? Are we living in The Matrix's digital simulation?

Do aliens with acid blood exist somewhere in the universe? Will we ever go back and visit 1955? And just why were the original Planet of the Ape movies so terrible?

In Science(ish), Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks confront all the questions that your favourite movies provoke. Inspired by their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to a different sci-fi classic, and wittily explores the fascinating issues that arise.

Covering movies from 28 Days Later to Ex Machina, this is a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp. Now's your chance: stylishly designed and illustrated throughout, Science(ish) is the perfect gift for every curious mind."Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it." Dara O Briain

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786492210
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 216 x 157 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


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Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. * Dara O' Briain, comedian and television presenter *
Fascinating and hilarious. What a wonderful book. Rick and Michael take you on a whirlwind guide around the science you don't know and the movies that you do. You will feel cleverer after reading this. * Richard Osman, co-host of Pointless *
A Sunday Times Book Of The Year 2017... Explores everything from the ins and outs of black holes (Interstellar) to artificial intelligence (Ex Machina)... Edwards and Brooks don't take themselves too seriously and their cartoon heads pop up throughout deconstructing the films wittily while explaining the underlying science simply. * Sunday Times *
If you are a geek, a film buff, curious or simply want to know whether you still get BO in space, this is the book you have got to have. * Kate Humble - BBC TV presenter and author of Humble by Nature *
Fun, scary answers to the sci in sci-fi movies... A 2017 present pick * New Scientist *
Deeply funny, academically accomplished, and unfalteringly engaging. Entertaining as it may be, it's difficult to escape the fact that Edwards and Brooks have just made the world of popular science much harder work for the rest of us. * Ben Miller - comedian and author of It's Not Rocket Science *
Informative and captivating... Cult podcasters Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards lead a jolly romp through the borderlands of research, sci-fi and movies. * Roger Highfield - Director of External affairs at the Science Museum and former editor of the New Scientist *
A terrific, engaging read that brings to life some of the fascinating science that lies behind the movies. * Johnjoe McFadden, Professor of Genetics, University of Surrey *

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“Nerdvana”

Ever watched a sci-fi film and thought 'that'd NEVER happen in real life', or wondered just when we're going to get these Mars colonies they keep promising us? Well help is at hand. Covering topics... More

Hardback edition
14th December 2017
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“lighthearted”

If you are expecting dry and complex science then you will be disappointed. This book offers a fun and lighthearted view of the science behind your favourite films. It takes a shallow view of the science so it is... More

Hardback edition
8th February 2018
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