The Science of Harry Potter

Paperback $17.00

May 27, 2003 | 352 Pages

Ebook $13.99

May 27, 2003 | 368 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    May 27, 2003 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    May 27, 2003 | 368 Pages

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Praise

“Animated by Highfield’s enthusiasm for the extraordinary, The Science of Harry Potter is an enjoyably indirect survey of modern science.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Far-ranging . . . Enlightens Harry Potter’s magical realm, but also the magic taking place in labs and classrooms in our own world.”
—Science News 

“He has interviewed the world’s best Muggle scientists to identify the explanations behind everything from the Mirror of Erised to the Invisibility Cloak . . . A great introduction to a whole variety of issues.”
—Simon Singh, The Observer

“A wonderful hook for a wonderful book . . . as one reads The Science of Harry Potter it is impossible not to become intrigued.”
—Orlando Sentinel 

Table Of Contents

Contents

Part I

Introduction: The Science of Magic

1. Broomsticks, Time Travel and Splinching
2. How to Play Quidditch without Leaving the Ground
3. The Invisibility Cloak, Sorting Hat, and Other Spellbinding Apparel 4. The Mathematics of Evil
5. Owls, Snails and Skrewts
6. Magizoology
7. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor beans

Part II

Foreword

8. Stars, Mystic Chickens and Superstitious Pigeons
9. The Greatest Wizard
10. There be Dragons. Really.
11. The Potions Master
12. The Origins of Witchcraft
13. The Quest for the Philosopher’s Stone
14. Belief, Superstition and Magic
15. The Magic of Science


Glossary of Muggle Science, Potter Magic, Oddments snd Tweaks

References

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Also by Roger Highfield

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