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The Science of Discworld

The Science of Discworld
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Books by Terry Pratchett (+ quotes) (62 items)
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Interesting, but some parts are bland

11 years, 7 months ago at May 1 17:05
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Depending on what you are interested in some parts of this book are rather dry. It tries to describe a possible scientific "why" of this world(earth). It does this through the bumbling observations of Discword's unseen university where they accidentally create a new universe inside a magic bubble. A universe without magic.

It alternates from the point of view of the professors and... read more
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Description: In the fantasy universe of the phenomenally best-selling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics doesn't. "The Science of Discworld" uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern "our" world. When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find the ... (more)
Manufacturer: Ebury Press
Release date: 2 May 2002
ISBN-10 : 0091886570 | ISBN-13: 9780091886578
Tags: Science (2), Fantasy (2), Magic (1), Comedy (1), Satire (1), Ebook (1), Humour (1), Discworld (1)
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Viro voted for a review of The Science of Discworld 1 year, 6 months ago

“Depending on what you are interested in some parts of this book are rather dry. It tries to describe a possible scientific "why" of this world(earth)”


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