Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
Whether depicting humans battling aliens or a brave geologist saving lives as a volcano erupts, science-fiction films are an exciting visual and sensuous introduction to the workings of science and technology. These films explore a range of complex topics in vivid and accessible ways, from space travel and laser technology to genetic engineering, global warming, and the consequences of nuclear wea...
By Sidney Perkowitz
Hardcover: 255 pages
Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1 edition (December 11, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 7.2 inches
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
Book is ok, but very dry read. Author uses an extremely limited list of movies for examples, and his points become tiresome quickly. Very informative read that draws some real conclusions, but it isn't really more fun than a textbook. Given the subject, one may expect more flair....
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