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

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

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: 168 | Publication Date: 2019-10-01 | ISBN-13: 9780198813941

Science Fiction PrototypingScience Fiction Prototyping
Brian David Johnson
Science fiction is the playground of the imagination. If you are interested in science or fascinated with the future then science fiction is where you explore new ideas and let your dreams and nightmares duke it out on the safety of the page or screen. But what if we could use science fiction to do more than that? What if we could use science ficti ...
Number of pages: 188 | Publication Date: 2011-04-20 | ISBN-13: 9781608456550

Optical Characterization of SemiconductorsOptical Characterization of Semiconductors
Sidney Perkowitz
This is the first book to explain, illustrate, and compare the most widely used methods in optics: photoluminescence, infrared spectroscopy, and Raman scattering. Written with non-experts in mind, the book develops the background needed to understand the why and how of each technique, but does not require special knowledge of semiconductors or opti ...
Number of pages: 220 | Publication Date: 1993-11-11 | ISBN-13: 9780125507707

Empire of LightEmpire of Light
by A Joseph Henry Press book, Sidney Perkowitz
In Empire of Light, Sidney Perkowitz combines the expertise of a physicist with the vision of an art connoisseur and the skill of an accomplished writer to offer a unique view of the most fundamental feature of the universe: light. Empire of Light discusses the nature of light, how the eye sees, and how our understanding of these phenomena have em ...
Number of pages: 248 | Publication Date: 1998-11-23 | ISBN-13: 9780309065566

Real Scientists Don't Wear TiesReal Scientists Don't Wear Ties
Sidney Perkowitz
Real Scientists Don’t Wear Ties links science to general and popular culture and everyday life in an easy-to-understand style. When a gifted writer of science selects his best pieces published in the world’s most reputable periodicals such as Nature, Discover, and MIT Technology Review, we get an eminently readable collection of his varied work ...
Number of pages: 346 | Publication Date: 2019-11-30 | ISBN-13: 9789814800686

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