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Science and Fiction

New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales

Authors: Webb, Stephen

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  • Introduces and reprints 12 classic SF short stories (1858-1934)
  • Examines the latest thinking surrounding each story’s main theme
  • Provides many suggestions for further reading
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This book presents the reader with some of the earliest classic SF short stories – all of them published between 1858 and 1934, featuring both well-known and long-forgotten writers – dealing for the first time with topics to which science had (some) answers only at much later stages. This includes aspects of alien life forms, transmogrification, pandemics, life on Mars, android robots, big data, matter transmission and impact events to name but a few.

The short stories are reprinted in full alongside extensive commentaries which also examine some of the latest scientific thinking surrounding the story’s main theme and provide the reader with suggestions for further reading.

 


 

 

著者について

Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He has published an undergraduate textbook Measuring the Universe - The Cosmological Distance Ladder (1999) as well as several popular science books, among them  Out of this World - Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics in 2004, New Eyes on the Universe - Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them in 2012, the second edition of If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life in 2015, All the Wonder that Would Be - Exploring Past Notions of the Future in 2017, also published as part of Springer’s Science and Fiction series, as well as recently, Clash of Symbols - A ride through the riches of glyphs. His 2018 TED talk on aliens has to date been watched more than 1.75 million times.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Life … But Not as We Know It

    Pages 1-23

    Webb, Stephen

  • Transmogrification

    Pages 25-43

    Webb, Stephen

  • Pandemic

    Pages 45-93

    Webb, Stephen

  • Life on Mars

    Pages 95-124

    Webb, Stephen

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Pages 125-141

    Webb, Stephen

書籍の購入

イーブック ¥2,807
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03195-4
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式: PDF, EPUB
  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
  • ご購入後、すぐにダウンロードしていただけます。
ソフトカバー ¥3,509
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03194-7
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-03195-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03195-4
ソフトカバー ISBN
978-3-030-03194-7
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 305
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Topics