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The Science of James Bond

(2006)
(A book in the James Bond Non Fiction series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
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.



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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
ISBN: 1-4352-8872-6 / 978-1-4352-8872-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
Author(s): Lois H Gresh
ISBN: 1-63026-225-0 / 978-1-63026-225-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner Pub Co
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Science of James Bond
Author(s): Lois H Gresh and Robert Weinberg
ISBN: 0-7394-7614-9 / 978-0-7394-7614-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc,2006
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
ISBN: 0-471-66195-3 / 978-0-471-66195-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Science of James Bond
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Science of James Bond
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Science of James Bond
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Science of James Bond: From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
Publisher: Wiley
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