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Science of Discworld III By Terry Pratchett

Science of Discworld III
by Terry Pratchett

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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Science of Discworld III Summary


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

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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Science of Discworld III Reviews


"'The hard science is as gripping as the fiction' The Times; 'Entertaining and illuminating' New Scientist"

About Terry Pratchett


Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, is one of the most successful authors in Britain today. Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and 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's.

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GOR001226133
Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2005-05-05
352
0091898234
9780091898236
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