For almost thirty years, the words "Star Wars" have summoned images of spaceships, super-weapons, and futuristic visions of all kinds. But George Lucas's immensely popular, vividly imagined blockbusters of life in "a galaxy far, far away" have often anticipated real-life technology right here on Earth--and this fascinating, visually irresistible book probes the amazing interface between movie magic and practical science. Today's scientists are taking "Star Wars" fictions and turning them into fact; travel entrepreneurs are ...

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination 2006, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780792262008

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