The Science Of Discworld II: The Globe

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Ebury Publishing, Jun 30, 2011 - Science - 368 pages
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The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village. The Renaissance is given a push. The role of fat women in art is developed. And one very famous playwright gets born and writes The Play. Weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this is a book in which 'the hard science is as gripping as the fiction'. (The Times)

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Review: The Science Of Discworld (Science of Discworld #1)

User Review  - Leons1701 - Goodreads

The story was a bit thin, the science too broad an overview to be truly interesting, but I have to say, something still clicked. The basic idea is pretty solid, but the execution could have been ... Read full review

Review: The Science Of Discworld (Science of Discworld #1)

User Review  - Canaan Merchant - Goodreads

A: the book is seriously out of date on a few things. That can't be helped in some cases but if you're going to print a new edition then it might help to mention this. B: I'm not a big fan of science ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Terry Pratchett is one of the most successful authors in Britain today. His 26th Discworld novel was published in 2001. Ian Stewart won the Royal Society's 1995 Michael Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. Jack Cohen is a biologist and science writer and long-time collaborator of Ian Stewart.

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