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

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    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.

    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.

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    ISBN 9780142003558
    Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
    Format Paperback
    Pages 344
    Publisher Date 2003-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2002
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How Magic Really Works
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Highfield, Roger

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