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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

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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.

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'It's brilliant fun, even if you've not yet entered the best-selling universe of Philip Pullman.'– RTE.

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Dawn Breck

Facinating
I'm way older than the average reader, I'll wager, but I loved this book.
I'm also inclined to read books that have caused any kind of a furor, as this one did when the movie came out a few years ago.
Upon my closing the cover for the last time, my mind said, "Interesting." My soul said, "Give me more!"
The Amber Spyglass was the dryest of all, It took me a little longer to get into, but was just as satisfying in the end.
I might recommend this to young adults, but it is deep and might be too much for the children it was written for. Perhaps if they stopped with The Golden Compass.
Personally, I think the work was, irreverent, not sacrilegious, well written, imaginative. I should probably go to the library and check out some of his works I may find another gem.

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