Science of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials by
  

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Science of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials by

This book comes with an introduction by Philip Pullman. Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy ( Northern Lights , The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass ) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, What are the dark materials?

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'essential for fans of the increasingly popular epic. It not only answers fascinating questions about quantum physics and whether parallel worlds exist but is also an essential reference book in itself.'

's On 20031203 'Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity'

'fascinating and accessible...Written passionately and with an enchanting level of clarity'

'The authors...have a talent for expressing ideas in clear, simple language, and for finding good analogies for complex ideas.'

'any Pullman fan will be spellbound'

'fascinating'

About the Author

John Gribbin is an internationally successful science writer and broadcaster whose many books for adults include 'In Search of Schrodinger's Cat', 'Almost Everyone's Guide to Science', 'Q is for Quantum' and 'Science: A History'. His wife, Mary, is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts. They have co-written several titles for adults and children - the latter include 'Time and Universe', winner of the TES Junior Information Book Award (Hodder), 'Eyewitness: Time and Space' (DK) and 'Big Numbers' (Icon).

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Paperback
224 pages

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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

4th October 2007

ISBN

9780340945346


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