Darwin's Watch: Science of Discworld III by Terry Pratchett

Darwin's Watch: Science of Discworld III by Terry Pratchett

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Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the response by Charles Darwin? Either way, it's no easy task to change history. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid?

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Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling "Theology of Species" made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place? "The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" - "The Times". "Entertaining and illuminating" - "New Scientist".

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SKU GOR001226133
Title Darwin's Watch: Science of Discworld III
Author By (author) Terry Pratchett
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0091898234
ISBN 13 9780091898236
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling "Theology of Species" made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place? "The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" - "The Times". "Entertaining and illuminating" - "New Scientist".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001226133
Title Darwin's Watch: Science of Discworld III
Author By (author) Terry Pratchett
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0091898234
ISBN 13 9780091898236
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No