The Science of Doctor Who

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Hardcover, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2010, ISBN13 9780801895609, ISBN10 080189560X

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Hardcover, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2010, ISBN13 9780801895609, ISBN10 080189560X

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Hardcover, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2010, ISBN13 9780801895609, ISBN10 080189560X

Almost fifty years after he first crossed the small screen, Doctor Who remains a science fiction touchstone. His exploits are thrilling, his world is mind-boggling, and that time travel machine--known as the Tardis--is almost certainly an old-fashioned blue police box, once commonly found in London.

Paul Parsons's plain-English account of the real science behind the fantastic universe portrayed in the "Doctor Who" television series provides answers to such burning questions as whether a sonic screwdriver is any use for putting up a shelf, how Cybermen make little Cybermen, where the toilets are in the Tardis, and much more.

Taking the show as a starting point--episode-by-episode in some cases--Parsons dissects its scientific concepts. In addition to explaining why time travel is possible and just how that blue police box works, Parsons

- discusses who the Time Lords are and how we may one day be able to regenerate just like them- ponders the ways that the doctor's two hearts might work and introduces us to a terrestrial animal with five- details the alien populations and cosmology of the Whovian Universe and relates them to what we currently know about our universe- compares the robotics of the show with startlingly similar real-world applications

This slender, equation-free discussion is penned by a Ph.D. cosmologist and is ideal beach reading for anyone who loves science and watches the show--no matter which planet the beach is on.

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Number of Pages: 307
Original Languages: English
Author: Parsons, Paul
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publication Date: May, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780801895609
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.50 IN
ISBN-10: 080189560X
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