Thanks to publisher Johns Hopkins University Press,
MI6 can bring you a great competition to win copies of "Death
Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars: The Fantastic Physics
of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent" signed by
author Barry Parker.
James Bond would have died a thousand deaths if
not for Q, the genius behind the pen grenades and weaponized
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