Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin - The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781444946680
    • Publication date:16 Nov 2017

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

With an Introduction by Philip Pullman

By Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

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The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.

The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.

Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of 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?

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781444946697
  • Publication date: 16 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A fascinating book that encourages you to think further — Write Away
A fascinating book that encourages you to think further — Write Away
Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity ... reveals a world where beauty and science are not mutually exclusive — Ink Magazine
Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity ... reveals a world where beauty and science are not mutually exclusive — Ink Magazine
The Gribbins' ideas are as clever as Pullman's tales deserve — Flipside magazine
The Gribbins' ideas are as clever as Pullman's tales deserve — Flipside magazine
Clear and interesting — The Times
Clear and interesting — The Times
Essential for fans of the popular series ... not only answer fascinating questions about quantum physics and whether parallel worlds exist but is also an essential reference book in itself — What's On London
Essential for fans of the popular series ... not only answer fascinating questions about quantum physics and whether parallel worlds exist but is also an essential reference book in itself — What's On London
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
Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity — The Guardian
fascinating and accessible....Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity — Ink
The authors...have a talent for expressing ideas in clear, simple language, and for finding good analogies for complex ideas. — TES
any Pullman fan will be spellbound — The Observatory magazine
'fascinating' — Writeaway
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