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Hollywood Wants to Kill You

Hollywood Wants to Kill You

The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies

by Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards
Hardback / Hardcover
Publication Date: 03/10/2019
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The hilarious new popular science book from the bestselling authors of the Sunday Times Book of the Year Science(ish).

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films?

With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences.

Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.

ISBN:
9781786496928
9781786496928
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback / Hardcover
Publication Date:
03-10-2019
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
218x155x24mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks is a physics consultant to New Scientist magazine in London.

Before joining the magazine as a features editor five years ago, he wrote freelance for many publications, including the UK's Guardian, Observer, and Independent newspapers, and edited a book on quantum computing.

Rick Edwards

Rick Edwards is a writer and television presenter. His debut book None of the Above, which explained the political landscape in the UK, reached number 5 in the overall Amazon UK chart.

Rick has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge but only dimly recalls it. He has over 277,000 Twitter followers.

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