BECOMING BATMAN

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Becoming Batman

Author : E. Paul Zehr
ISBN : 9780801896217
Genre : Science
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A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.
Category: Science

Becoming Batman

Author : E. Paul Zehr
ISBN : 0801890632
Genre : Science
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Battling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasn't dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, Batman is the most realistic of all the superheroes. His feats are achieved through rigorous training and mental discipline, and with the aid of fantastic gadgets. Drawing on his training as a neuroscientist, kinesiologist, and martial artist, E. Paul Zehr explores the question: Could a mortal ever become Batman? Zehr discusses the physical training necessary to maintain bad-guy-fighting readiness while relating the science underlying this process, from strength conditioning to the cognitive changes a person would endure in undertaking such a regimen. In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the level of punishment a consummately fit and trained person could handle, how hard and fast such a person could punch and kick, and the number of adversaries that individual could dispatch. He also tells us what it would be like to fight while wearing a batsuit and the amount of food we'd need to consume each day to maintain vigilance as Gotham City's guardian. A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.
Category: Science

Inventing Iron Man

Author : E. Paul Zehr
ISBN : 9781421404882
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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If you’ve ever wondered whether you have what it takes to be the ultimate human-machine hero, then this book is for you.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Batman And Philosophy

Author : Mark D. White
ISBN : 9780470532805
Genre : Philosophy
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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
Category: Philosophy

Play Performance And Identity

Author : Matt Omasta
ISBN : 9781317703242
Genre : Art
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Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological underpinnings of played-through experiences and how they affect the player/performers who engage in them. This book explores how people play and why their play matters, with a particular interest in how ludic experiences are often constructed and controlled by the interests of institutions, including corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, religious organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each chapter explores diverse sites of play. From theme parks to comic conventions to massively-multiplayer online games, they probe what roles the designers of these experiences construct for players, and how such play might affect participants' identities and ideologies. Scholars of performance studies, leisure studies, media studies and sociology will find this book an essential reference when studying facets of play.
Category: Art

The Essential Batman Encyclopedia

Author : Robert Greenberger
ISBN : 9780345501066
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A reference covering the complete history of the Dark Knight furnishes entries that provide details on Batman's history and origins, profiles of characters, descriptions of featured places, and an overview of the hero's adventures.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Batman Unmasked

Author : Will Brooker
ISBN : 9781623567521
Genre : Social Science
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Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.
Category: Social Science

Wisdom From The Batcave

Author : Cary A. Friedman
ISBN : 9780976196624
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A touching celebration of humanity's ongoing quest for nobility, greatness, and integrity, as observed through the Batman's cowl. Friedman reminds us what it feels like to enter the mysterious depths of the Batcave as a wide-eyed child, and illustrates how to carry the artifacts found therein to the real, complicated, often troubling world. Charming, spiritual, and inspirational, Wisdom embraces the fantasies of the Batman mythology, and translates them into earnest truths for the everyday superhero.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Batman

Author : Marie Lu
ISBN : 9780399549786
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.... Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer"--
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Becoming Batman

Author : Matt Dollar
ISBN : 1468157337
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A book about the Caped Crime fighter and the classic TV show. It also has a complete history of the most famous car in the world. the Batmobile!
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