Science of Harry Potter How Magic Really Works
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Roger Highfield is science editor of The Daily Telegraph and a regular broadcaster on the BBC. He lives in London.
|Introduction: The Science of Magic|
|Broomsticks, Time Travel and Splincbing|
|How to Play Quidditch Without Leaving the Ground|
|The Sorting hat, Invisibility Cloak and Other Spellbinding Apparel|
|The Mathematics of Evil|
|Owls, Snails and Skrewts|
|Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans|
|Stars, Mystic Chickens and Superstitious Pigeons|
|The Greatest Wizard|
|There Be Dragons. Really|
|The Potions Master|
|The Origins of Witchcraft|
|The Philosopher's Stone|
|Belief, Superstition and Magic|
|The Magic of Science|
|Glossary of Muggle Science, Potter Magic, Oddments and Tweaks|