Beyond Star Trek : Physics from Alien Invasions to the End of Time (Paperback)

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060977573
SKU 30388608
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060977574
Release Date 1/9/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note In the bestselling <i>The Physics of Star Trek, </I>the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the <i>Star Trek</i> universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only <i>Star Trek,</i> but other films, shows, and popular lore -- from <i>Independence Day</i> to <i>Star Wars</I> to <i>The X-Files.</I> <P><UL><li>What's the difference between a flying saucer and a flying pretzel?<P><li>Why didn't the aliens in <i>Independence Day </i>have to bother invading Earth to destroy it?<li>What's new with warp drives?<P><li>What's the most likely scenario for doomsday?<P><li>Are ESP and telekinesis impossible?<P><li>What do clairvoyance and time travel have in common?<P><li>How might quantum mechanics ultimately affect the fate of life in the universe?</UL>
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