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The Science of Harry Potter : how magic really works

Author: Roger Highfield
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Named Person: Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Highfield
ISBN: 0142003557 9780142003558 0670031534 9780670031535
OCLC Number: 52275926
Description: xxii, 322 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: The science of magic --
Part 1. Broomsticks, time travel and splinching ; How to play quidditch without leaving the ground ; The sorting hat, invisibility cloak, and other spellbinding apparel ; The mathematics of evil ; Owls, snails and skrewts ; Magizoology ; Bertie Bott's every flavor beans --
Part II. Foreword ; Stars, mystic chickens and superstitious pigeons ; The greatest wizard ; There be dragons. Really ; The potions master ; The origins of witchcraft ; The philosopher's stone ; Belief, superstition and magic ; The magic of science --
Glossary of muggle science, Potter magic, oddments and tweaks.
Responsibility: Roger Highfield.

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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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