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    • The Science of Superheroes

    • By: Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg, introduction by Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    The Science of Superheroes takes a lighthearted but clear-headed look at the real science that underlies some of the greatest superhero comic books of all time, including Spider-Man, Batman, Fantastic Four, and many more. Each chapter presents the story of the origin of one or more superheroes and asks intriguing questions that lead to fascinating discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • To much irrelvent information

    • By Stefon on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Science of Supervillains

    • By: Lois H. Gresh, Robert H. Weinberg
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Ever wonder why comic book villains, such as Spiderman's bionic archenemy Dr. Octopus or the X-Men's eternal rival Magneto, are so scary and so much fun? It's not just their diabolical talent for confounding our heroes, it's their unrivalled techno-proficiency at creating global mayhem that keeps comic book fans captivated. But is any of the science actually true?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Decent Follow-Up But...

    • By Harry on 05-19-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Science of James Bond

    • By: Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    From the sleek Aston Martin that spits out bullets, nails, and passengers at the push of a button to the microjet that makes hairpin turns to avoid a heat-seeking missile, the science and technology of James Bond films have kept millions of movie fans guessing for decades. Are these amazing feats and gadgets truly possible? The Science of James Bond takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements.

    Regular price: $19.95