The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works (Paperback)
 
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The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works (Paperback)

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Can Fluffy the three-headed dog be explained by advances in molecular biology? Could the discovery of cosmic "gravity-shielding effects" unlock the secret to the Nimbus 2000 broomstick's ability to fly? Is the griffin really none other than the dinosaur Protoceratops? Roger Highfield, author of the critically acclaimed The Physics of Christmas, explores the fascinating links between magic and science to reveal that much of what strikes us as supremely strange in the Potter books can actually be explained by the conjurings of the scientific mind. This is the perfect guide for parents who want to teach their children science through their favorite adventures as well as for the millions of adult fans of the series intrigued by its marvels and mysteries.

Dr. Roger Highfield is science editor of The Daily Telegraph, which has published several thousand of his articles since 1986. A regular broadcaster on the BBC and the winner of several journalism awards, Highfield is the author of The Physics of Christmas and coauthor of such highly acclaimed books as The Arrow of Time and The Private Lives of Albert Einstein.

Author:
Highfield, Roger
Genre:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
344
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
06/01/2003
Copyright Year:
2002
ISBN:
9780142003558
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.55 lb
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