The Science of Battlestar Galactica #LegaNerd
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The official guide to the science behind the Battlestar Galactica universe Battlestar Galactica (BSG) has been called the best show on television, and as real as science fiction gets. It has dealt with issues of religious freedom, patriotism, terrorism, genetic engineering, and the ultimate science fiction question: what does it mean to be human? While the re-imagined BSG may not be packed with cool techie tools (the bad guys don’t even have laser guns for frak’s sake!), this book shows that the science in the series has a lot to say about the use of science and technology in our lives today. What are the principles behind artificial gravity and sublight propulsion? Are Cylons men or machines? How are humanoid Cylons able to interface with computers? By tackling these and other intriguing questions, The Science of Battlestar Galactica takes us billions of miles away from Earth so that we can turn around and see ourselves from a different perspective. * Tackles fans’ most pressing BSG questions, from how an FTL drive might work to how the 12 colonies of Kobol could co-exist to the principles behind Gaius Baltar’s Cylon-detector * Features behind-the-scenes anecdotes, quotes from the BSG Series Bible, and over 60 photos * Includes a foreword by BSG co-executive producer, Jane Espenson, and an afterword by actor, Richard Hatch, who played Tom Zarek in the reimagined series and Captain Apollo in the classic series * Co-written by BSG’s scientific advisor and a Wired contributing editor Packed with must-know details and scientific background, this thought-provoking book will help you see Battlestar Galactica as never before.

Gli autori: Patrick Di Justo è un editor di Wired e scrive per Popular Science, Scientific American, New York Magazine e il New York Times Circuits, mentre Kevin R. Grazier è il “scientific advisor” della serie Battlestar Galactica.

Grazier lavora al JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory della NASA, per la missione Cassini/Huygens su Saturno, insegna astronomia, scienze planetarie e cosmologia alla UCLA e al Santa Monica College.

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