The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

By John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375831447, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2005

Description

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.



Praise For The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

“Be prepared to be truly amazed and fascinated.” –Full On!
“It’s brilliant fun, even if you’ve not yet entered the best-selling universe of Philip Pullman.”–RTE