The Science of Discworld (#1)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett; Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen
Not just another science book and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard's-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.
Can Unseen University's eccentric wizards and orangutan Librarian possibly shed any useful light on hard, rational Earthly science?
In the course of an exciting experiment, the wizards of Discworld have accidentally created a new universe. Within this universe is a planet that they name Roundworld. Roundworld is, of course, Earth, and the universe is our own. As the wizards watch their creation grow, Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen use Discworld to examine science from the outside. Interwoven with the Pratchett's original story are entertaining, enlightening chapters which explain key scientific principles such as the Big Bang theory and the evolution of life on earth, as well as great moments in the history of science.
The fantastic first book in the Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series
"The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times "An irreverent but genuinely profound romp through the history and philosophy of science, cunningly disguised as a collection of funny stories about wizards and mobile luggage. More that that, it offers a fresh look at the place that humans hold in the history of the planet" -- Richard Wentk Frontiers
SIR TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, "The Colour of Magic, " was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.
- : 9780091951702
- : Penguin Random House
- : Penguin Books Ltd
- : 0.281
- : February 2013
- : 198mm X 126mm
- : United Kingdom
- : April 2013
- : books
- : Terry Pratchett; Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen
- : Paperback
- : Revised edition
- : English
- : 523.1
- : 416