Hollywood ScienceHollywood Science
Sidney Perkowitz
Whether depicting humans battling aliens or a brave geologist saving lives as a volcano erupts, science-fiction films are an exciting visual and sensuous introduction to the workings of science and technology. These films explore a range of complex topics in vivid and accessible ways, from space travel and laser technology to genetic engineering, g ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2010-02-23 | ISBN-13: 9780231142816

Sidney Perkowitz
Physics, the fundamental science of matter and energy, encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. Understanding the physics of our universe is an essential aspect of humanity's quest to understand our environment and our place within it. Doing physics enables us to explore the ...
Number of pages: 160 | Publication Date: 2019-10-01 | ISBN-13: 9780198813941

Explores the ethical, legal, and societal issues arising from brain imaging, psychopharmacology, and other new developments in neuroscience.Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain, predict, and even control aspects of human behavior. The ethical issues that arise from these developments extend beyond the boundaries of conventional bioethics ...
Number of pages: 400 | Publication Date: 2010-07-16 | ISBN-13: 9780262514606

James Cameron's Story of Science FictionJames Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
by Randall Frakes, Brooks Peck, Sidney Perkowitz, Matt Singer, Gary Wolfe, Lisa Yaszek
The perfect companion to AMC’s six-part television series James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, this unique book explores the history and evolution of the genre with contributions from the filmmakers who have helped bring it to lifeFor the show, James Cameron personally interviewed six of the biggest names in science fiction filmmaking ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2018-05-15 | ISBN-13: 9781683834977

Empire of LightEmpire of Light
Sidney Perkowitz
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1997 ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 1996-09-15 | ISBN-13: 9780805032116

Slow LightSlow Light
Sidney Perkowitz
Slow Light is a popular treatment of today's astonishing breakthroughs in the science of light. Even though we don't understand light's quantum mysteries, we can slow it to a stop and speed it up beyond its Einsteinian speed limit, 186,000 miles/sec; use it for quantum telecommunications; teleport it; manipulate it to create invisibility; and perha ...
Number of pages: 156 | Publication Date: 2011-07-26 | ISBN-13: 9781848167520

Hollywood ChemistryHollywood Chemistry
Sidney Perkowitz
Hollywood and science have found each other, and seem to have formed the strongest bond to date. The increasing use of science consultants in science fiction and science-themed productions, from comedies like The Big Bang Theory to dramas like Breaking Bad, as well as the creation of the Science and Entertainment Exchange by the National Academy of ...
Number of pages: 344 | Publication Date: 2014-02-05 | ISBN-13: 9780841228245

Universal FoamUniversal Foam
Physicist Sidney Perkowitz, whom the Washington Post calls "a gloriously lucid science writer," exposes the full dimensions of foam in our lives, from cappuccino to the cosmos. Foam affects the taste of beer, makes shaving easier, insulates take-out coffee cups and NASA space shuttles, controls bleeding in trauma victims, aids in drilling for oil, ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2001-10-16 | ISBN-13: 9780385720700

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