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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' 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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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

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  • ISBN: 9780307545442
  • Release date: December 24, 2008

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780307545442
  • File size: 2071 KB
  • Release date: December 24, 2008

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.5
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:7-12

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.

Expand title description text