Author: Andrew Fazekas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2016
The characters of the Star trek television programs and movies go boldly among the stars-- but how much of what they tell us is accurate? Fazekas compares the Federation's technology with our own, and provides scientifically accurate accounts of the realms and star charts that the Enterprise uses to explore the solar system, nebulae, and more.
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: 2007-08-02
What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
Author: Kevin S. Decker
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The expansive topics range from the possibilities for communication among different cultural backgrounds to questions about the stoic temperament exhibited by Vulcans to Ferengi business practices. Specifically chosen to break new ground in exploring the philosophical dimensions of Star Trek, these articles boldly go where no philosopher has gone before.
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 looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. 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.
"Starfleet is committed to the peaceful exploration of deep space-- but they can't do it without you. Record your experiences as you progress through the ranks at Starfleet Academy, then venture into space. Use your logbook to keep track of all the new life and new civilizations you find along the way. Space is the final frontier, and it's up to you to explore it!"--Back cover.
Covers all five live-action television series, with full coverage of favourite characters such as Spock, Bones, Scotty and Uhura, as well as full-colour pictures of the ships. This is a guide to "Star Trek" for any Trekkie.
Author: David A. Goodman
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Performing Arts
Offers a historical account of the first 150 years of the fictional United Federation of Planets, as well as the years that preceded its founding in the year 2161, complete with illustrations, source documents, and an imaginary bibliography.