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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