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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Kakalios  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://physicsofsuperheroes.com
-- James Kakalios on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james+kakalios


Illinois Connection

James attended the University of Chicago where he earned his MS and then received his Ph. D. in 1986.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Kakalios is the Taylor Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1988, and where his class “Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books” is a popular freshman seminar.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The amazing story of quantum mechanics :
ISBN: 1592406726. OCLC Number: 426804133

Gotham Books,. .

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description.

The amazing story of quantum mechanics :
ISBN: 9780715643815. OCLC Number: 852936247

Duckworth Overlook,. .

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description.

The physics of superheroes
ISBN: 9781101152362. OCLC Number: 539447877

Gotham Books,. .

The physics of superheroes /
ISBN: 1592405088. OCLC Number: 318411479

Gotham Books,. .

An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes reveals how differences between Krypton and Earth might enable some of Superman's abilities, the number of hamburgers that Flash would need to run at supersonic speeds, and more.

Additional Title Information

  • The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

    , Gotham, 2009

  • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World

    , Gotham, 2011


    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Please contact James at beth.parker@us.penguingroup.com