Wizards: From Sorcery to Science

by Candace Savage

Douglas & McIntyre | October 1, 2002 | Hardcover

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Wizards takes us back to the 1500s and 1600s, when real live sorcerers read the future in crystal balls, when villagers cast spells on their neighbours, when the magical arts were a normal part of everyday life and when real live boys studied to become wizards-including Sir Isaac Newton, the great mathematician and scientist.



Covering all aspects of the magical arts, Candace Savage describes the dark arts, which were the realm of the devil; natural magic, which used ordinary objects like dried flowers and ear wax to perform miraculous cures, divination; the art of looking into the unknown world; astrology, the art of reading the stars; and alchemy, the search for the mysterious philosopher's stone.

As wizards pursued their research, some were led into the abstract world of mathematics and science. It was only a matter of time before they developed mathematical formulas, and calculated the effects of gravity, among other scientific accomplishments. Thus began the Age of Science, the final chapter in the wizards' quest to unlock the secrets of the hidden world.



 

The text is illustrated with a wide range of images drawn from archival and historical sources, contemporary culture and children's book illustrations.



 

 

 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 11.4 × 9.4 × 0.7 in

Published: October 1, 2002

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155054943X

ISBN - 13: 9781550549430

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Wizards: From Sorcery to Science

by Candace Savage

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 11.4 × 9.4 × 0.7 in

Published: October 1, 2002

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155054943X

ISBN - 13: 9781550549430

About the Book

Travel back in time to 1655, when sorcerers read the future in crystal balls, villagers cast spells on their neighbors, and boys studied to become wizards! You'll meet 12-year-old Isaac Newton, a schoolboy determined to master the hidden powers that make this world work. Join him on his (well-illustrated) exciting quest through the last great age of magic when wizardry was real and scientific revolution was just around the corner.

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Wizards takes us back to the 1500s and 1600s, when real live sorcerers read the future in crystal balls, when villagers cast spells on their neighbours, when the magical arts were a normal part of everyday life and when real live boys studied to become wizards-including Sir Isaac Newton, the great mathematician and scientist.



Covering all aspects of the magical arts, Candace Savage describes the dark arts, which were the realm of the devil; natural magic, which used ordinary objects like dried flowers and ear wax to perform miraculous cures, divination; the art of looking into the unknown world; astrology, the art of reading the stars; and alchemy, the search for the mysterious philosopher's stone.

As wizards pursued their research, some were led into the abstract world of mathematics and science. It was only a matter of time before they developed mathematical formulas, and calculated the effects of gravity, among other scientific accomplishments. Thus began the Age of Science, the final chapter in the wizards' quest to unlock the secrets of the hidden world.



 

The text is illustrated with a wide range of images drawn from archival and historical sources, contemporary culture and children's book illustrations.



 

 

 

About the Author

Candace Savage is the author of twenty books on a variety of subjects, ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. Her five books for young readers, including Born to Be a Cowgirl: A Spirited Ride through the Old West, have been recognized by the Children's Literature Roundtable, the Children's Book Centre and the American Library Association.

 

 

 

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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