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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Calling all Star Trek Fans

There are two new books in the Teen section that you must see:

  • The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss (foreward by Stephen Hawking)
  • The Ethics of Star Trek by Judith Barad, Ph.D., with Ed Robertson
In the Physics of Star Trek, Lawrence Krauss, Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy, and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University, takes us on a journey of Star Trek physics and scientific physics to show us what was right and wrong about physics in the series. A must read for all Star Trek fans.
The Ethics of Star Trek by Judith Barad, Ph.D. tackles some of the moral dilemmas faced by the Star Trek team. Using episodes from the four series this book explores many important ethical issues we all learned from watching Star Trek, such as,
  • "If the Prime Directive is so inviolable, who does Kirk always seem to break it?"
  • "What would it mean if, deep down, everyone really were a Ferengi?"
  • "Are rational beings the only life-forms entitled to our respect?"
  • "Why is good stronger than evil?"
  • "Would Nietzsche have made a good starship captain?"

Contact Lisa Shaw, Teen Librarian, with any questions/comments, or book recommendations.

If you wish to join the Teen Advisory Group, email or call Lisa at 764-2571.

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