The science of Dune : an unauthorized exploration into the real science behind Frank Herbert's fictional universe /

by Grazier, Kevin Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Science of pop culture series. Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2008Description: ix, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1933771283 :; 9781933771281.Title notes: $17.95 prolam 2-2008 (db)Subject(s): Herbert, Frank. Dune | Science fiction, American -- History and criticism | Dune (Imaginary place)Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> Could sandworms really exist? What's in that mélange, anyway? The Science of Dune provides the answers to these questions... and many more! </p> <p>Since its original publication in 1965, the Dune series has entranced generations of readers with its complex plotting, fascinating characters, grand scope, and incredible scientific predictions. This guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including quantum physics, biochemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It scrutinizes Frank Herbert's science fiction world by asking questions such as: Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? Which of Herbert's inventions have already come to life?</p> <p>This companion is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit the world of Dune and explore it even further.</p>

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. vii)
  • Melange (p. 1)
  • My Second Sight (p. 21)
  • The Biology of the Sandworm (p. 29)
  • The Dunes of Dune (p. 49)
  • From Silver Fox to Kwisatz Haderach (p. 59)
  • Evolution by Any Means on Dune (p. 67)
  • The Anthropology of Dune (p. 83)
  • The Real Stars of Dune (p. 89)
  • Prescience and Prophecy (p. 111)
  • Stillsuit (p. 127)
  • The Black Hole of Pain (p. 143)
  • Navigators and the Spacing Guild (p. 151)
  • Memory (and the Tleilaxu) Makes the Man (p. 167)
  • Cosmic Origami (p. 177)
  • Suspensor of Disbelief (p. 207)
  • The Shade of Uliet (p. 217)

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