The Science Of Discworld by Terry PratchettThe Science Of Discworld by Terry Pratchett

The Science Of Discworld

byTerry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

Paperback | May 6, 2013

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The fantastic first book in the The Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series, fully revised and updated.

When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The Universe, of course, is our own. And Roundworld is Earth. As the wizards watch their accidental creation grow, we follow the story of our universe from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. Through this original Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Cohen and Stewart) we discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules, has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip of what was going on.
SIR TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as...
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Title:The Science Of DiscworldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.8 × 4.97 × 1.07 inPublished:May 6, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0091951704

ISBN - 13:9780091951702

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh-out-loud learning! Nothing beats the thrill of gaining knowledge, understanding and wisdom whilst you were being tricked into thinking you were just passing time and having fun instead! The gift of a truly great writer is not merely to entertain, but to simultaneously educate via those same words. Now: multiply that gift by 3 writers and THEN you've got the rare phenomenon called "The Science of Discworld"! Classic stuff!!
Date published: 2017-06-11