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Computers Of Star Trek

by Lois H. Gresh Robert Weinberg

The depiction of computers on the various "Star Trek" series has ranged from lame to breathtakingly imaginative. This book covers the gamut, and makes lucid and entertaining comparison of these fictional computers with those that now exist or are likely to inhabit our future. Throughout its history, "Star Trek" has been an accurate reflection of contemporary ideas about computers and their role in our lives. Affectionately but without illusions, The Computers of Star Trek shows how those ideas compare with what we now know we can and will do with computers.

Computers Of Star Trek

by Lois H. Gresh Robert Weinberg

The depiction of computers on the various "Star Trek" series has ranged from lame to breathtakingly imaginative. This book covers the gamut, and makes lucid and entertaining comparison of these fictional computers with those that now exist or are likely to inhabit our future. Throughout its history, "Star Trek" has been an accurate reflection of contemporary ideas about computers and their role in our lives. Affectionately but without illusions, The Computers of Star Trek shows how those ideas compare with what we now know we can and will do with computers.

Dragonball Z

by Lois H. Gresh Danny Gresh

IT DOESN'T GET ANY HOTTER THAN...DRAGONBALL ZFind out all there is to know about the hotter-than-hot phenomenon called DragonBall Z. Written by a mother and ten-year-old son team, you'll get all the fabulous DBZ facts from a kid's perspective! So DBZ fans unite-and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you read about:* All the TV and movie episodes, action figures, trading cards and toys* The characters-good and bad-what they do and where they come from* Awesome anecdotes, entertaining facts, cool quizzes, and side-splitting jokes* Interviews with kids just like you about DragonBall Z: their favorite episodes and characters, fun ways to play with DBZ toys, and much moreYou know you're a DragonBall Z fanatic if......you think your teacher is a Saiyan...you name your dog "Bubbles" and make him bounce aroundyour backyard "planet" at rocketship speed...you insist that your power level is 1200 (on bad days)...you wear red pajamas and a sash to school...you use magic marker to put dots on your head so you can look like Krillin

The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

by Lois H. Gresh Robert Weinberg

The science behind the gadgets, exploits, and enemies of the world's greatest spy. From the sleek Aston Martin that spits out bullets, nails, and passengers at the push of a button to the microjet that makes hairpin turns to avoid a heat-seeking missile, the science and technology of James Bond films have kept millions of movie fans guessing for decades. Are these amazing feats and gadgets truly possible? The Science of James Bond takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The acclaimed science-fiction authors Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that turns into a submarine, and the ever-popular rocket-firing cigarette. They examine hundreds of Q Division's ingenious inventions; analyze Bond's astonishing battles beneath the earth and sea, in the skies, and even in outer space; and ask intriguing questions that lead to enlightening discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology. Filled with entertaining anecdotes from Bond movie shoots and supplemented with "tech" ratings for all of the Bond movies, The Science of James Bond separates scientific fact from film fantasy--with some very surprising results.

The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lois H. Gresh

The ultimate companion guide to A Series of Unfortunate Events--a must for fans of Lemony Snicket.A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most popular children's series in the world and will be a major motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep coming this 2004 holiday season. Now comes The Reader's Guide to Lemony Snicket, the ultimate companion guide to these fun and wildly successful novels. Digging beneath the surface, Lois Gresh uses science, history and little known facts to dig deep into the world of A Series of Unfortunate Events and provide young readers everywhere with how-to hints and tips, quizzes, cool anecdotes, fun facts and information on everything Lemony. Including:*Facts about handwriting analysis and forgery*Killer leeches, crabs, fungi and peppermint--all you need to know*The truth about hypnosis--and how to use it!*Real child inventors and their amazing inventions*How to build a telephone, a hot air balloon and an automatic harmonica*Are you as smart as Violet & Claus--the ultimate quiz*And much more!The ultimate renegade book report on A Series of Unfortunate Events, this reader's guide is a must for millions of young fans everywhere.

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