Книга: E. Paul Zehr «Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero»

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

Dattling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasnt dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, atman 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. PaulZehr 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...

Издательство: "The Johns Hopkins University Press" (2008)

Формат: 145x225, 320 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-8018-9063-5, 0-8018-9063-2

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