|Author||: Jeanne Cavelos|
|Publisher||: St. Martin's Press|
|Total Pages||: 224|
|Rating||: 4/5 (768 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Science of Star Wars written by Jeanne Cavelos and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow? -How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO? -Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other? -How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace? -What kind of environment could spawn a Wookiee? -Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy an entire planet? -Could light sabers possibly be built, and if so, how would they work? -Do Star Wars aliens look like "real" aliens might? -What would living on a desert planet like Tatooine be like? -Why does Darth Vader require an artificial respirator? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions of physics, astronomy, biology and more, as a noted scientist and Star Wars enthusiast explores The Science of Star Wars.