The Science of Superheroes
Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg
The fact approximately superpowers . . . technology truth or technology fiction?
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—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics
Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider guy . . . they guard us from evildoers, protect fact and justice, and, sometimes, retailer our planet from convinced doom. but, how a lot can we comprehend approximately their powers?
In this attractive but severe paintings, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg try and solution that question as soon as and for all. From X-ray imaginative and prescient to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a difficult, medical examine the powers possessed by way of all of our such a lot respected superheroes, and some of the lesser ones, in an try and variety truth from delusion. within the procedure, they unearth a few stunning truths that may unsettle, alarm, or even terrify all however the such a lot fiendish of supervillains.
Lois Gresh (Rochester, new york) has written 8 novels and nonfiction books in addition to dozens of brief tales and has been nominated for nationwide fiction awards six times.
Robert Weinberg (Oak wooded area, IL) is a a number of award-winning writer of novels, nonfiction books, brief tales and comics.
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