The Physics of Superheroes

Author(s): James Kakalios


Enables you to learn what the physics of forces and motion can reveal about Superman's strength, the true cause of the destruction of his home planet Krypton, and what villains Magneto and Electro can teach us about the nature of electricity. This book is of interest to both comic-book fans and physicists.


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"'Kakalios has written a book for the general reader... [that] is difficult to put down... [that all this] is accomplished with enough humour to make you laugh aloud is an added bonus' Publishers Weekly"

James Kakalios is a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been reading comic books for much longer.

General Fields

  • : 9780715635490
  • : duck
  • : duck
  • : January 2006
  • : 229mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Kakalios
  • : Paperback
  • : 530
  • : 384
  • : b/w illustrations