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The Science of Avatar is a book by science fiction author Stephen Baxter. It examines the workings of James Cameron's first Avatar film. According to the acknowledgements section, James Cameron and Jon Landau shared material with Baxter.

From journeys into deep space to anti-gravity unobtanium, from Pandora's extraordinary flora and fauna to transferring consciousness, the author analyzes how plausible Pandora is, and makes a case that we are closer to the world of Avatar than we know.

The book suffered a number of delays; Amazon initially posted the release date as 15 July 2010, and slowly pushed it back until its ultimate release in April 2012.


Part One: Earth

  • The Green Apocalypse
  • Ecocide
  • Green Shoots of Hope

Part Two: RDA

  • Dream Worlds
  • Riding on a Valkyrie
  • Follow the Water
  • The Wonders of the Worlds

Part Three: Venture Star

  • A Ship to Sail
  • Twins and Time
  • The Ultimate Rocket
  • Stars to Sail By

Part Four: Pandora

  • First Port of Call
  • Finding New Worlds
  • The Case of the Cylindrical Biologist
  • Obtaining the Unobtainable
  • Mountains in the Sky
  • A Dangerous Moon

Part Five: Hell's Gate

  • Disturbing the World
  • Copies, Cells and Computers
  • Apocalypse Soon

Part Six: Living World

  • A Climax Ecosystem
  • Warm Little Ponds
  • Four Legs Good, Six Legs better

Part Seven: Na'vi

  • Hunters of the Forest
  • Other Bodies
  • Other Minds
  • First Contact
  • Mind to Mind
  • Eywa

Part Eight: Avatar

  • Angels and Demons
  • A False Body
  • Hacking the Brain
  • What Is It Like To Be A Na'vi?
  • The Transmigration of Jake Sully

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