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The science of Harry Potter : how magic really works

Author: Roger Highfield
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002.
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A look at the scientific principles underpinning the magic of Harry Potter reveals some of the true magic behind science.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Highfield, Roger.
Science of Harry Potter.
New York : Viking, 2002
(OCoLC)664428266
Named Person: Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Highfield
ISBN: 0670031534 9780670031535
OCLC Number: 50253185
Description: xxii, 322 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the science of magic --
Pt. I. (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 & skrewts ; 6. Magizoology ; 7. Bertie Bott's every flavor beans) --
Pt. II. 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 philosopher's stone ; 14. Belief, superstition and magic ; 15. The magic of science).
Responsibility: Roger Highfield.
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