Here comes yet another new 007 book for 2005.
Following John Griswold’s Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies and the announcment of Henry Chancellor’s James Bond: The Man and His World – The Official Companion to Ian Fleming’s Creation in October 2005, fans can now look forward to Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars: The Fantastic Physics of Film’s Most Celebrated Secret Agent, by author Barry Parker.
According to this listing on amazon.com, the book “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.”
The book will be sold in hardcover, published by the The Johns Hopkins University Press and will be 288 pages in length. Amazon shows the release date as 15 October 2005.