Science in Popular Culture: A Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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  • ISBN-10: 0313077355
  • ISBN-13: 9780313077357
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 314 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Overview

This book is a fun look at what can, and can't, be achieved with current technology in today's laboratory experiments.

Reviews

"If you have students or teachers who are science fiction buffs, this may be just right for your library."--Reference for Students, January 2003

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Conventions Used in this Book.
Introduction.
1: Science in Popular Culture.
2: Acceleration.
3: Action and Reaction, Law of.
4: Alternate Worlds.
5: Androids.
6: Atomic Energy.
7: Chimpanzees.
8: Cloning.
9: Comets.
10: Computers.
11: Cryonics.
12: Cyborgs.
13: Darwin, Charles.
14: Death Rays.
15: Dinosaurs.
16: Dolphins.
17: Dreams.
18: Earthquakes.
19: Eclipses.
20: Einstein, Albert.
21: Electricity.
22: Elephants.
23: Epidemics.
24: Evolution.
25: Evolution, Convergent.
26: Evolution, Human.
27: Experiments.
28: Experiments on Self.
29: Extinction.
30: Flying Cars.
31: Food Pills.
32: Franklin, Benjamin.
33: Galileo.
34: Genes.
35: Genetic Engineering.
36: Gorillas.
37: Gravity.
38: Houses, Smart.
39: Ideas, Resistance to.
40: Inertia.
41: Insects.
42: Insects, Giant.
43: Intelligence, Animal.
44: Intelligence, Artificial.
45: Intelligence, Human.
46: Life, Extraterrestrial.
47: Life, Origin of.
48: Lightning.
49: Longevity.
50: Magnetism.
51: Mars.
52: Matter Transmission.
53: Meteorites.
54: Mind Control.
55: Miniaturization.
56: Miracle Drugs.
57: Moon.
58: Mutations.
59: Newton, Isaac.
60: Organ Transplants.
61: Prehistoric Humans.
62: Prehistoric Time.
63: Psychic Powers.
64: Race.
65: Radiation.
66: Relativity.
67: Religion and Science.
68: Reproduction.
69: Robots.
70: Scientific Theories.
71: Sharks.
72: Space Travel, Interplanetary.
73: Space Travel, Interstellar.
74: Speed of Light.
75: Speed of Sound.
76: Superhumans.
77: Time Travel.
78: UFOs.
79: Vacuum.
80: Venus.
81: Volcanoes.
82: Whales.
General Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.