The Science of Discworld

The Science of Discworld

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2014
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
ISBN: 9780804168946
Call Number: SF PRATCHET
Characteristics: 414 pages ; 21 cm


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Nov 05, 2018

I was dubious. Science? The Discworld isn't about =science=. Turns out I was wrong: the Discworld provides an excellent place to stand to look at and understand the science of "Roundworld" (aka "Earth ... the Universe, and Everything"). Great writing, solid science. Highly recommended!


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