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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials - Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
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Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’... show more
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375831461 (0375831460)
ASIN: 375831460
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
This is such an amazing book! I loved the His Dark Materials trilogy (The Subtle Knife admittedly less than the other two, because it was less about Lyra being awesome and more about her deferring to Will) and this book made me love the series even more. Mary and John Gribbin give some backgroun...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
2.0 The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
not quite what i was looking for.very basic stories on how scence could havesomething to d with some events in the book
ayanami
ayanami rated it
A very basic introduction to quantum mechanics, theoretical physics, evolution, and other concepts from Philip Pullman's trilogy written at a late elementary/early middle school level. I didn't realize this book was meant for children when I picked it up so I was disappointed by the lack of depth, e...
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