In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides. Compre o livro Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero na eBook site Who at some point in their life hasn't dreamed of being a superhero?. Get this from a library! Becoming Batman: the possibility of a superhero. [E Paul Zehr] -- "Battling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of.

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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. What are the odds that an ordinary billionaire like site Store; ›; site eBooks; ›; Politics & Social Sciences. Becoming Batman: the possibility of a superhero / by E. Paul Zehr. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN- 0- 5 ( hbk. Mar 25, [PDF DOWNLOAD] Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Revolutionary Medicine (eBook) Medicine Book, Personal Library, Science Books.

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.

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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.

When I first started reading this book my interest was mainly focused on comics and the idea of an actual 'Batman' but once I got reading I got caught up in the science and human nature that this book Paul Zehr is a professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, where he is also a biomedical research scholar.

He holds black belts in both empty hand and armed martial arts. For more information about finding your inner superhero, visit www.

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Batman on the path to mastery of the martial arts. What kind of martial arts or arts would Batman practice? There is an often quoted statement in the comics to the effect that Batman had mastered martial arts.

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This is ridiculous, but it does spur the intriguing question of how many systems does Batman need to learn to have a well-rounded skill-base without being a dabbler? Many will say one art—the right one--is enough, others will say that--given the varied cast of villains he must defeat--Batman needs a broader skill-set than any existing art provides.

More to the point, how many hours does one need to practice a technique to ingrain the movements into one e. This is among the questions discussed in this book. The fourth section deals with the ravages of being Batman, and how much any human could be expected to endure.

In this section, one will learn about the cumulative toll of concussions, the likelihood of Batman avoiding broken bones and other injuries that would necessarily sideline his crime fighting, and the effect that working the night shift would have. Furthermore, as Bruce Wayne has to keep appearances up, it means not only fighting circadian rhythm issues, but also frequent sleep deprivation—the hazards of which are even clearer and occur in short order.

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This raises the question of how realistic it is to regularly fight hardened knaves and miscreants without killing them. How would Batgirl or Catwoman need to fight to put those advantages to use?

Finally, for those of us who are no longer spring chicks, there are chapters about how Batman could expect to age, and how long he could keep performing at a level at which he could defeat his enemies.

I enjoyed this book and found it both educational and interesting. It should be clear that Batman is just a teaching tool used to explore the limitations of the human body and its ability to endure a life of fighting.

That said, references to the Batman comic books and movies makes for a readable text.Nov 05, Nicholas Carter rated it it was ok.

The fourth section deals with the ravages of being Batman, and how much any human could be expected to endure.

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