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Science of Discworld II: By Terry Pratchett

Science of Discworld II:
by Terry Pratchett

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Shows just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. Weaving together a fast-paced "Discworld" novelette with scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this work presents a view of the world we live in.
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Science of Discworld II: Summary


Science of Discworld II: by Terry Pratchett

The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village. The Renaissance is given a push. The role of fat women in art is developed. And one very famous playwright gets born and writes The Play. Weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this is a book in which 'the hard science is as gripping as the fiction'. (The Times)

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Science of Discworld II: Reviews


"A book in which the hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times 20040426 "Superb, neatly fulfilling its goal of introducing science without being boring of didactic. This is a genuinely mind-expanding and very funny book." Good Book Guide 20040426 "Entertaining, instructive and illuminating" New Scientist 20040426

About Terry Pratchett


Terry Pratchett is one of the most successful authors in Britain today. His 26th Discworld novel was published in 2001. Ian Stewart won the Royal Society's 1995 Michael Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. Jack Cohen is a biologist and science writer and long-time collaborator of Ian Stewart.

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GOR001207961
Science of Discworld II: by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2003-05-01
368
0091888050
9780091888053
N/A
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