Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars

Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars

The Fantastic Physics of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent

Book - 2005
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James Bond would have died a thousand deaths if not for Q, the genius behind the pen grenades and weaponized sports cars that have helped Britain's most famous secret agent cheat death in twenty films. Here Barry Parker demonstrates how science and technology have been as important to 007 as good looks, shaken martinis, and beautiful women.

Using entertaining sketches and nontechnical language, Parker explains the basic physics behind the gadgets, cars, and stunts in a number of Bond films, from the jet packs in Thunderball to the dynamics of daredevil bungee jumping in GoldenEye.

If you've ever wondered whether the laser could have actually cut Bond in half ( Goldfinger ), if a wristwatch could really unzip a woman's dress ( Live and Let Die ), or whether your car could do the 360-degree barrel roll from The Man with the Golden Gun, this book is for you.

" Top 5 Bond Stunts of All Time
" Q and His "Amazing" Devices
" The Bond Cars in All Their Glory
" Moonraker and Bond in Space
" The Walther PPK and the Ballistics of Bond
" The Neptune and Battles Aquatic

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,� Baltimore, MD : 2005
ISBN: 9780801882487
Branch Call Number: ANF 600 PARK
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm


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