The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Knopf , 2005, c2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375831447
Characteristics: xix, 203 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gribbin, John 1946-
Alternative Title: His dark materials


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