The Physics of Superheroes

The Physics of Superheroes

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2009
Edition: Spectacular 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781592405084
1592405088
Branch Call Number: 530.0711 Kaka
Characteristics: xx, 424 p. : ill.

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DavidB
Jan 04, 2011

“At one point in the story, following a brazen daytime bank robbery, Electro is shown escaping from authorities by climbing up the side of a building as easily as Spider-Man. The panel is reproduced on p. 169 in fig 22, where we see one observer exclaim, “Look!! That strangely-garbed man is racing up the side of the building!” A second man on the street picks up the narrative: “He’s holding on to the iron beams in the building by means of electric rays—using them like a magnet!! Incredible!” There are two feelings inspired by this scene. The first is nostalgia for the bygone era when pedestrians would routinely narrate events occurring in front of them, providing exposition for any casual bystander. The other is pleasure at the realization that Electro’s climbing this building is actually a physically plausible use of his powers.”

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DavidB
Mar 24, 2009

At one point in the story, following a brazen daytime bank robbery, Electro is shown escaping from authorities by climbing up the side of a building as easily as Spider-Man. The panel is reproduced on p. 169 in fig 22, where we see one observer exclaim, “Look!! That strangely-garbed man is racing up the side of the building!” A second man on the street picks up the narrative: “He’s holding on to the iron beams in the building by means of electric rays—using them like a magnet!! Incredible!” There are two feelings inspired by this scene. The first is nostalgia for the bygone era when pedestrians would routinely narrate events occurring in front of them, providing exposition for any casual bystander. The other is pleasure at the realization that Electro’s climbing this building is actually a physically plausible use of his powers.

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multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014

This is the book you need to read if you've ever wondered how superman flies, how the flash breathes while running so fast, and how Professor X can read minds. It's also a great book for sneaking some science into your comic-reading kids life. S/he won't ever notice s/he's learning.

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