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The science of The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Author: Michael Hanlon; Douglas Adams
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ever wondered what the End Of The Universe might actually look like? Why the number 42 is so significant? Whether time travel really would put a stop to history as we know it? If so you are clearly a fan of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, now a major motion picture. Much of the book is sheer whimsy: talking mattresses, the Vogons, triple-breasted whores and that Ol' Janx Spirit. But like all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Named Person: Douglas Adams
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hanlon; Douglas Adams
ISBN: 1403945772 9781403945778 1403997268 9781403997265
OCLC Number: 58455447
Description: vii, 195 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Where are the aliens? --
Deep thought --
The existence of god --
The restaurant at the end of the universe --
The big bang burger bar --
Time travel --
The babel fish --
Teleportation --
Meat with a clean conscience --
The total perspective vortex --
Parallel worlds --
The whale that came from nowhere --
Ultimate questions-and answers --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Michael Hanlon.
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'Hanlon's book probes the possibilities inside the fiction with wit and scientist humour...not that you have to be a boffin to enjoy these ruminations, merely curious, as the late Adams himself Read more...

 
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