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Engineering
Author: William Shatner
ISBN: 0671047388
Subcategory: Engineering
Pages 400 pages
Publisher Pocket Books/Star Trek; Reprint edition (February 17, 2004)
Language English
Category: Engineering
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eBook I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact (Star Trek) download

by William Shatner


As one noted scientist said when he saw a plywood, plaster and plastic set that represented the ship's warp engines . William Shatner is the author of several Star Trek novels: The Ashes of Eden, The Return, Avenger, Spectre, and Dark Victory.

As one noted scientist said when he saw a plywood, plaster and plastic set that represented the ship's warp engines, "I'm working on that.

William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek ® novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of. .Gene was not the first science fiction writer to conjure up faster-than-light travel.

William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek ® novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I’m Working on That. Even by the early 1960s there had been plenty of references to it in science fiction literature going all the way back to John Campbell and his 1930s pulp magazine Astounding Stories.

When I saw this 392 page hardcover book (Star Trek I’m working on that: a trek from science .

I had read a few books in the past on Star Trek (The making of Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry and Stephen E. Whitfield) but this is the first one I have ever read by William Shatner, who of course we all know as Captain Kirk. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book

I'm Working on That book. William Shatner - Captain Kirk himself - explores how the imagination of Star Trek is reflected in the cutting-edge science of today.

I'm Working on That book. Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty William Shatner - Captain Kirk himself - explores how the imagination of Star Trek is reflected in the cutting-edge science of today.

I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact. I'm Working on That - William Shatner. It turns out that Hawking is also a Star Trek fan. Several years ago he was in California and arranged to visit the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. by William Shatner and Chip Walter. As he toured the soundstage, he passed through the Enterprise engineering room and paused near the warp engines.

Star Trek: I'm Working on That written by William Shatner with Chip Walter is simply. fascinating, as Spock would say. A book that is a true trek from science fiction to science fact as Shatner talks to different scientists as gets the scoop on whats coming down the pike in the future. The book is written in an easy style narrative, as Shatner is talking to you and finding out whats in store for the future.

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In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier - space. The book does realiably return to the touchstone of Star Trek, with lots of inside jokes and passing references achieve the charm and savoir faire of Captain Kirk. References to this work on external resources.

William Shatner, William Walters. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. William Shatner with Chip Walter. Star Trek" et al and any/all related names, marks and/or insignias are trademarks of Paramount Pictures. Net: A Tribute to Star Trek is maintained by John Patuto. Net" is in no way associated with, nor endorsed by, Paramount Pictures and/or Viacom; Pocket Books and/or Simon & Schuster; their parents or their affiliates. No infringement on the rights of Paramount Pictures or the or publishers of the rints.

"BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY."™ During the 1960s, in an age when the height of technology was a crackly AM transistor radio, Star Trek® envisioned a time when communication devices worked without wires. "WORKING" Computers of the decade took up entire climate-controlled rooms and belonged only to the government and a few very large corporations. Yet Captain Kirk had one small enough to sit on the top of his desk -- and it talked back to him. "AHEAD, WARP FACTOR 2" While man still hadn't walked on the moon, the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ traveled between star systems faster than the speed of light. Its crew was able to walk on other worlds. Over the past three decades, Star Trek has become a global phenomenon. Its celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in the world's psyche. It has inspired countless viewers to become scientists, inventors, and astronauts. And they, in turn, have wondered if they could make even a little piece of Star Trek real in their own lifetime. As one noted scientist said when he saw a plywood, plaster and plastic set that represented the ship's warp engines, "I'm working on that." As in his missions aboard the fictional Starship Enterprise, William Shatner, the actor who is Captain James T. Kirk, and his co-author, Chip Walter, take us on an adventure to discover the people who are working on the future we will all share. From traveling through space at warp speeds to beaming across the continent, noted scientists from Caltech to MIT explore the realms of what was once considered improbable and show how it just might be possible.
Ienekan
I have been a big fan of the Star Trek series from the time it first came out in the 1960s. I have seen every television episode numerous times as well as the Star Trek Movies. When I saw this 392 page hardcover book (Star Trek I’m working on that: a trek from science fiction to science fact by William Shatner with Chip Walter) on Amazon for a bargain price I immediately sent for a copy.

I had read a few books in the past on Star Trek (The making of Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry and Stephen E. Whitfield) but this is the first one I have ever read by William Shatner, who of course we all know as “Captain Kirk.” I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book. Shatner and his co-author Walter explore the relationship between what science fiction shows in Star Trek and how much of it is based upon scientific facts. The writing is clear and lively making for an enjoyable and educational experience. Shatner calls this “the wonderment disease” in his prologue.

Some of the material in this volume covers the following topics: Getting around, honey I shrunk the galaxy, riding the arrow of time, scrambled atoms, Techno rant #1, the bit storm, get smart, techno – rant redux, things that think, futile resistance, aliens among us, mad science, raising consciousness, and numerous other topics. You will learn some basic science facts about speed, time travel, and how real science plays an essential role in writing good science fiction.

Some books are to be studied, these are usually academic texts, and some books are designed to make you think, such as poetry and philosophy, and some books are written to entertain you. This book has all three of the above mention qualities you would want in a book.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most effective Combative Systems)
BlackHaze
This is a glorious book embodying the absolute finest work done by William Shatner. In a wonderful tribute to exploration, he trips, stumbles and collapses through his own confusion. But, as the Captain who I grew up to respect and admire, he bravely embarks on a voyage of discovery and adventure. He boldly goes where few have ventured before.
Seriously, he clarified many thoughts, ideas, concepts, facts and fiction. Frankly, I am surprised that he was able to make any sense out of it and teach me. I tried my best to read about relativity, time, sub-atomic molecules and atoms, and space travel because it fascinates me. I regret to inform the Captain that I have been assimilated into your collective as a minion.
In fact, Mr. Shatner covers topics including nanotechnology, robotics and a host of health, age and other previously unknown by-products! You must read the entire book. It's not a light-weight book by any stretch of the imagination. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING WHERE WE ARE GOING DURING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS. The more sophisticated literature is beyond my comprehension, therefore, this book is the perfect learning device!
Since I was a boy, my father always grimaced when I steadfastly watched the original Star Trek series. He told me that Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy and all the incredible space-bunnies were brainwashing me. Today, my children are amazed as I sit motionless, stuck in time, and oblivious to anything else, (time warp?...did I flunk already?) as I get my coordinates correct to watch another exciting episode of Enterprise. I am delighted with the current Star Trek series, Enterprise. It bridges the gap between today, the past, and the future.
Captain Kirk (oops Mr. Shatner) expounds on this topic and presents a brilliant discussion about our humanity and how technology is going to make our lives easier. This book is extremely interesting to read for comparison between all the science fiction and actual technology developed today in such a short period of time. Our global society is converging between virtual reality and literal reality.
The entire Star Trek adventure has shown the world endless possibilities. The Star Trek adventure promotes our unique love, curiosity and sometimes, even higher levels of intelligence and understanding.
"Fantasmic" worlds exist among us. We must learn to adapt with humanity, technology, cultures and our brave new world.
Tygrafym
Have you ever wondered why certain things work like they do; or perhaps you wonder about how theoretical concepts come to life. In this book, William Shatner does an excellent job of explaining how sci-fi is becoming reality by explaining some rather steep scientific advancements in terms that the general public can understand. A wonderful look book about technology that is all around us, and coming up behind us fast.
A must-read for anyone who enjoys asking "how did they do that?"
Mojind
This was a very good book. Entertaining and informative. Well researched. But, by now out of date. It would be really interesting for these two authors to go back and follow up on what became of all these ideas and/or what new things have come about since they published this book.
Arador
Not what I was expecting. I thought there would be more technical info. I was let down, the title did not match the book.
Unnis
Dont buy this book thinking you'll gleen some insight into what is coming in the near future... only buy this book if you like making fun of Capt Kirk as much as I do. The little bits that he actually wrote (trust me, you can almost see the crayon marks) make this book worth having