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James Kakalios is a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1988, and where his class "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books" is a popular freshman seminar. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been reading comic books for much longer.
Got this book as a christmas gift and man what a surprise!
It also gives real-life examples of physics principles which makes it easy to understand, and even makes for conversation material!
It is very highly recommended; in fact it is one of the very best "science for laypeople" books that I have ever read.
I was skeptical at first of how good this book was going to be ask far as capturing ones attention. It turns out this book has a great balance of comical writing (no pun... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karolyn Diamond-Jones
Science plus comic books: great for a science loving preteen. Need a 5-6th grade reading level to get the most from itPublished 8 months ago by Mary
2 of my favourite things are science and comic books and this book gives pretty well reasoned explanations of why the Flash can move so fast and why Spiderman doesn't dislocate his... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric Anderson
Got this book as a christmas gift and man what a surprise! It has good, solid writing that gets the point across. Read morePublished 8 months ago by cryptofreq
This is a different way to approach physics that makes it relevant to everyone who wants to explore the scientific possibilities of superheroes and their powers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carol Ann Ishman
This is an extraordinary book. It teaches physics concepts by reference to superhero comic books (mostly from the late 50s and 60s, which just happens to be when I was a comic book... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Markh
I have used a few of the chapters to assist teaching high school science. I find he writing can be a little confusing at times as he weaves from super-heroes to science but over... Read morePublished 21 months ago by capreece