A quantum of physics.- The Daniel Craig Bond movies.- Myths and facts from Goldfinger.- The physics in Moonraker.- Unbelievable chases.- Gimmicks & gadgets.- "Shaken, not stirred!".- How this Book Came About.
How do James Bond’s X-ray glasses work, the ones he uses to see whether the lady at the roulette table has a pistol concealed in her underwear? Is it really possible to launch oneself into the air and catch up with a plane that is free-falling towards the earth? Or to shoot down a helicopter with a pistol? In this lively and informative book, Germany's boldest physics professor Metin Tolan analyses the stunts and gadgets of the 007 films and even answers the question of all questions: Why does Bond drink his vodka martini shaken, not stirred?
"So much entertaining science is a rare thing." Spiegel Online
Metin Tolan, born in 1965, is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Technical University of Dortmund. In 2013 he received the Communicator award of the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband and in 2017 the Robert-Wichard-Pohl-Prize of the German Physical Society. He has also published popular books about the science behind football, Star Trek, and the sinking of the Titanic.
Joachim Stolze, born in 1953, is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Technical University of Dortmund.
Collana: Science and Fiction
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 326 gr
Illustration Notes:63 Illustrations, black and white
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