The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

Rick Edwards, Michael Brooks
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Do aliens with acid blood exist? Will we ever go Back to the Future? And just why were the original Planet of the Ape movies so terrible?

A Sunday Times Book of the Year 2017

A New Scientist Gift Pick 2017

In Science(ish), Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks confront all the questions that your favourite movies provoke. Inspired by their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to a different sci-fi classic, and wittily explores the fascinating issues that arise.

Covering movies from 28 Days Later to Ex Machina, this is a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp. Now's your chance: stylishly designed and illustrated throughout, Science(ish) is the perfect gift for every curious mind.

Author bio:

Rick Edwards is a writer and television presenter. His debut book, None of the Above, which explained the political landscape in the UK,reached number 5 in the overall Amazon UK chart. Rick has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge but only dimly recalls it.

Dr Michael Brooks is an author, journalist, and consultant for New Scientist. His biggest accomplishment to date is not the PhD in Quantum Physics - it's writing Rick's favourite popular science book, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense.

Category: Humour & Gift
ISBN: 9781786492234
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic PBS
Pub Date: July 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Humour