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This was a surprising book for me in that sections that I thought I would really enjoy were not interesting me and the sections that I thought that I would have to slog through were incredibly enjoyable Since I had such an uneven response I think I ll take it section by sectionSection One Planetary EnvironmentsI was happy to see that my Intro to Astronomy class that I took in my sopho year of college was still with me but this was not a very interesting section for me It did a good a very interesting section for me It did a good of presenting the basic outline of planet structure and the necessities for life This section had less room for interesting tidbits than other sectionsSection Two AliensThis was a great section Starting at the beginning with a look at the Star War universe and giving us a reorientation into the variety of life on our little planet the author focuses on discussing the possible evolutionary development of several of the alien forms in Star Wars Section Three DroidsThis was actually the section that I was dreading Robots don t interest me in the least However I found the explanations as to the Problems Of Emotional Impairment And of emotional impairment and the section of understanding and evaluating human speech to be fascinating Her drawing connections to those who have suffered brain damage in the areas that control those parts was apt and well done I also enjoyed the in depth analysis of the three main droid characters Threepio Artoo and VaderSection Four Spaceships and WeaponsI tried with this section I just could not get into it The only thing I liked was the short subsection dealing with Han s parsec mistake Sometimes apologists can be so inventiveSection Five The ForceI was disappointed in this section probably because I was hoping for a good look at blending mysticism with science I don t think the author failed to deliver on that as much as she had other goals in mind I did enjoy the brief subsection on hypnosis and some of the explanations for the "abstract notions were very good All in all I thought that this was a great book It relates "notions were very good All in all I thought that this was a great book It relates concepts well and is obviously well versed in the Star Wars universe This woman is obsessed with Star Wars I mean seriously beyond anyone I ve ever nown obsessed with Star Wars It s not obvious right at first although on the flyleaf it told about how the author decided to become an astronomer after watching Star Wars for the first time But as I was reading the book I realized this was a How possible is this galaxy far far awayIn this entertaining and informative work former NASA scientist andStar Wars fan Jeanne Cavelos explores the scientificpossibilities and uestions raised by the Star Wars films andbooks From Star Wars A New Hope to The Phantom Menace Cavelos. Nne Cavelos did a good job writing the bookmy favorite character wasn t "really a character but was r2d2 and how he affected spaceeverything in the "a character but was r2d2 and how he affected spaceeverything in the was vivid and very specific I must say I enjoy reading this book I am not much of a science person but I love Star Wars Jeanne Cavelos writes the book for Star Wars fans the scientists and that is a good thing She uses examples from the film she makes science fun to read The book is broken down into 5 parts 1 Planetary Life She writes about all the planets in Star Wars how life might of started on them or even if life could start on them I like her take on each of the planets I did feel she may have spent a little to much time on Tatooine Buit it still was interesting to read 2Aliens She talks about the different aliens what type e would meet in space There a vary interesting section on The Hutt 3 Dr This was a fun bookThe author is clearly a fan of the Holy Trilogy She is an expert in her own field but doesn t rely on her Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography knowledge only when proposing how the worlds life forms and technology presented in Star Wars could exist She found help from experts in electronics planetary science astronomy and dozens of other disciplines to ensure that she wasn t using bad science This book is written for people with little or no scientificnowledge which I appreciated She uses clear examples to dumb down the theory for the common man She does obviously want it all to be possible so some of her theories are far fetched but she admits as much and provides the *statistical backing 1 chance in 31 trillion is *backing 1 chance in 31 trillion is a decent chance since space is so big If you re a scientist you might be able to poke holes at it but for the intended audience it s great Well you can t blame a book for being written too soonEverything about this book is good from the concept to the research to the presentation of information But despite its only being ten or so years old so much of it is already invalid we already have walking bipedal robots see Asimo and our understanding of much of physics is *Changing By The Minute As Well As Future Thinking Perspectives *by the minute as well as future thinking perspectives space travelBut like I said you can t blame a book for being written too soon And even though the afterward does manage to sueeze in those god forsaken midi chlorians I d recommend this book to any science seeking Star Wars fan with the caveat that they do their own research as well since so much has changed since the book s publicatio. 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The Science of Star Wars An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel Aliens Planets and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and BooksHole different magnitude of fandom She has obviously watched the movies hundred of times and read every single book in all the series at least once But the reali giveaway was when she referred to Jar Jar Binks as a loveable goofball OK that is just not normalBut about the book it wasn t uite what I expected either It takes the whole Star Wars thing so seriously and tries to seriously account for every aspect of the movie the planets the lifeforms and so on There wasn t enough tongue in cheek for me to be able to pay attention to the science Only recommended for real Star Wars geeks The Science of Star Wars is a fascinating book full of insight into the whys and hows of the Star Wars universe My favorite chapter was the last one which tried to explain the Force using what we currently understand about physics and biology The only complaint I have about the book and this is just a matter of personal belief is that the author tried to explain things solely from an evolutionary point of author tried to explain things solely from an evolutionary point of Some of the mysteries mentioned in the book could be easily explained by the existence of God and creation rather than evolution The book was well written however and the information contained in it explained in an easy to understand format that ept me reading with interest despite the obvious difference in beliefs between myself and the author Got a little science y for this non scientist to follow in the physics of the Force section But otherwise intriguing for a Star Wars fan How likely is life on other planets What governs interstellar travel Does the Force existScience is beginning to catch u The Science of Star Wars is sciency Very sciency As in way over my head sciencyI like Star Wars and am intrigued about what might be possible in Earth s future as humans continue to develop technology and scientific concepts so I did find parts of it interesting I think a true Star Wars fanatic would appreciate it than I did The author even talks about the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special "Wars Holiday Special she describes as so awful it s fascinatingThe author clearly nows her science A lot of similar information about planetary environments can be found in Peter D Ward s book Rare Earth which I really enjoyed The book is a little dated as it was published before any of the Star Wars preuels so long before the newest Star Wars movie The Force AwakensRecommended for astrophysicists and huge Star Wars fans i really loved the bookthe author Jea. Leaves no stone unturned in her attempt to uestion the basicscientific principles underlying the technology of America's mostpopular science fiction series Enlisting the aid of leading expertsfrom today's cutting edge scientific disciplines Cavelos writes in anaccessible easy to. ,

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