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The Science of James Bond : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films - Lois H. Gresh

The Science of James Bond

From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9780471661955
Number Of Pages: 224

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The science behind the gadgets, exploits, and enemies of the world's greatest spy<br> <br> <br> From the sleek Aston Martin that spits out bullets, nails, and passengers at the push of a button to the microjet that makes hairpin turns to avoid a heat-seeking missile, the science and technology of James Bond films have kept millions of movie fans guessing for decades. Are these amazing feats and gadgets truly possible?<br> <br> The Science of James Bond takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The acclaimed science-fiction authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that turns into a submarine, and the ever-popular rocket-firing cigarette. They examine hundreds of Q Division's ingenious inventions; analyze Bond's astonishing battles beneath the earth and sea, in the skies, and even in outer space; and ask intriguing questions that lead to enlightening discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology.<br> <br> Filled with entertaining anecdotes from Bond movie shoots and supplemented with "tech" ratings for all of the Bond movies, The Science of James Bond separates scientific fact from film fantasy--with some very surprising results.

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"...they write better and their book is more accessible to Bond fans." (Publishers Weekly, June 19, 2006) "...the book is an entertaining read" (The James Bond Journal, Issue 4)

Introduction: Bond, James Bond.

Chapter 1. Uncover The Origins of Mr. Bond: Spies And Science.

Chapter 2. Send Secret Messages: Super-Spy Decoder Rings?.

Chapter 3. Build a Bond Car: Flying, Underwater, Missle-Launching Aston Martins.

Chapter 4. Arm Yourself (And Other Explosive Ideas).

Chapter 5. Stop Nuclear War.

Chapter 6. Use Your Senses: Assorted Body Equipment.

Chapter 7. Get Away From It All: In The Air, On The Sea.

Chapter 8. Get Farther Away From It All: Outer Space Shenanigans.

Chapter 9. Defeat Supervillains .

Chapter 10. Nullify the Threat of Super Weapons.

Chapter 11. Combat Germ Warfare (And Other Nasty Matters).

Chapter 12. Possible or Impossible?.

Chapter 13. Some Thoughts About Secret Bases.


Appendix 1. The Bond Books.

Appendix 2. The Bond Movies .

Appendix 3. The 00 Secret Agents.

Appendix 4. The Bond Cars.

Source Notes.

Bibliography and Reading List.

ISBN: 9780471661955
ISBN-10: 0471661953
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34