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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

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?
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage: General Non-fiction / Literature, Books & Writers (children’s/teenage)

On Sale: 16th November 2017

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444946697

Reviews

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
Clear and interesting
The Times
The Gribbins' ideas are as clever as Pullman's tales deserve
Flipside magazine
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
Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity ... reveals a world where beauty and science are not mutually exclusive
Ink Magazine
The authors...have a talent for expressing ideas in clear, simple language, and for finding good analogies for complex ideas.
TES
Clear and interesting
The Times
A fascinating book that encourages you to think further
Write Away
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
Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity ... reveals a world where beauty and science are not mutually exclusive
Ink Magazine
any Pullman fan will be spellbound
The Observatory magazine
fascinating and accessible....Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity
Ink
'fascinating'
Writeaway
The Gribbins' ideas are as clever as Pullman's tales deserve
Flipside magazine
Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity
The Guardian
A fascinating book that encourages you to think further
Write Away