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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials By Mary Gribbin

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
by Mary Gribbin

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Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, this book aims to answer questions such as could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, What are the dark materials?
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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: With an Introduction by Philip Pullman by Mary Gribbin

This book comes with an introduction by Philip Pullman. Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy ("Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass") is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, What are the dark materials?

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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Reviews


'essential for fans of the increasingly popular epic. It not only answers fascinating questions about quantum physics and whether parallel worlds exist but is also an essential reference book in itself.' -- What's On 20031203 'Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity' -- The Guardian 20031108 'fascinating and accessible...Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity' -- Ink 20040101 'The authors...have a talent for expressing ideas in clear, simple language, and for finding good analogies for complex ideas.' -- TES 20040102 'any Pullman fan will be spellbound' -- The Observatory magazine 20040601 'fascinating' -- Writeaway 20040601

About Mary Gribbin


John Gribbin is an internationally successful science writer and broadcaster whose many books for adults include 'In Search of Schrodinger's Cat', 'Almost Everyone's Guide to Science', 'Q is for Quantum' and 'Science: A History'. His wife, Mary, is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts. They have co-written several titles for adults and children - the latter include 'Time and Universe', winner of the TES Junior Information Book Award (Hodder), 'Eyewitness: Time and Space' (DK) and 'Big Numbers' (Icon).

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GOR001088437
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: With an Introduction by Philip Pullman by Mary Gribbin
Mary Gribbin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2007-10-04
224
0340945346
9780340945346
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.