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Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time (Paperback)

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In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only Star Trek, but other films, shows, and popular lore -- from Independence Day to Star Wars to The X-Files.

What's the difference between a flying saucer and a flying pretzel?

Why didn't the aliens in Independence Day have to bother invading Earth to destroy it?What's new with warp drives?

What's the most likely scenario for doomsday?

Are ESP and telekinesis impossible?

What do clairvoyance and time travel have in common?

How might quantum mechanics ultimately affect the fate of life in the universe?

About the Author


Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Chairman of the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the author of two acclaimed books, Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed and The Fifth Essence: The Search far Dark Matter in the Universe, and over 120 scientific articles. He is the recipient of several international awards for his work, including the Presidential Investigator Award, given by President Reagan in 1986. He lectures extensively to both lay and professional audiences and frequently appears on radio and television.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060977573
ISBN-10: 0060977574
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: November 4th, 1998
Pages: 208
Language: English