Over the course of its various incarnations, Star Trek® has influenced scientists, astronauts and inventors.
Now, Voyaguer Press is releasing TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive – a book that examines how Trek technology works – and how some of it has crossed over into the real world (and why some of it won’t).
TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, by Ethan Siegel, will be in stores on October 15th.
Explore the inner workings of iconic technology from over fifty years of Star TrekTM!
TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive
An analytical look at the iconic technologies from the Star Trek universe, how they work in that world, and how they have—or haven’t—crossed over into the real world.
Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick. TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe.
The iconic Star Trek inventions explored include phasers, warp drive, tricorders, cloaking devices, transporters, tractor beams and many more. For the legions of Star Trek fans who’ve long wondered if the technology from the Trek universe could be feasible someday, Treknology has the answers.
Ethan Siegel is a PhD astrophysicist, science writer, author, (sometimes) professor of physics and astronomy, and longtime Star Trek fan. He has written for Forbes, Scientific American, NASA’s Space Place, and many other print and online publications. His award-winning science blog, Starts with a Bang, has been educating the world since 2008.
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By Ethan Siegel
On-Sale Date: October 15, 2017
$30 US · $39 CAN · 208 pages
Hardcover, 150 color photos
Voyageur Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group