The Resource New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales, by Stephen Webb, (electronic resource)

New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales, by Stephen Webb, (electronic resource)

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New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales
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New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales
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by Stephen Webb
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eng
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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. 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 2.33 million times
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Science and Fiction,
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • Popular Science in Literature
  • Fiction
  • Artificial Intelligence
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New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales, by Stephen Webb, (electronic resource)
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Life ... but not as we know -- Transmogrification -- Pandemic -- Life on Mars -- Artificial Intelligence -- Attractive Androids -- Big Data -- Faster Than Light Travel -- Antigravity -- Matter Transmission -- The Sub-microscopic World -- Impact Events
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XIII, 305 p. 22 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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9783030031954
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10.1007/978-3-030-03195-4
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New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales, by Stephen Webb, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Life ... but not as we know -- Transmogrification -- Pandemic -- Life on Mars -- Artificial Intelligence -- Attractive Androids -- Big Data -- Faster Than Light Travel -- Antigravity -- Matter Transmission -- The Sub-microscopic World -- Impact Events
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 305 p. 22 illus., 14 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783030031954
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-03195-4
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-030-03195-4

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