In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally best-selling Discworld series, events in fact mostly follow the dictates of common sense. Everyone in Discworld knows that the world is flat and that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten. In our own world, science tells us that our more 'logical' universe does not obey common sense at all. The appeal of Discworld lies in the fact that much of it does make sense in a way that particle physics does not. The aim of 'The Science of Discworld' is to use the comfortable but curious science of Discworld to illuminate the less comfortable science of our own world. The vehicle for this is the 'Roundworld Project', set up within Discworld by various wizards at the Unseen University, who set out to construct a carefully tailored magical exclusion zone, inside which magic is reduced to nill and only rigid 'scientific' rules apply. Roundworld, it turns out' is in fact our own universe. With us inside it. Terry Pratchett presents here a brilliant new Discworld story, and Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen weave around it a hugely entertaining discussion of scientific issues in our own universe.
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Ebury Press, London, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition:good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. 1st Edition. True first British printing (full print run includes '1'). With original unclipped jacket (£14.99). Jacket has very minor patchy shelf wear/light creasing to edges (not major) and one small (approx. 1cm) 'dent' to back. Boards are fine with no faults. Pages are a bit tanned. slight patchy 'yellowing' on first 5-6 pages (possible hand staining) charity shop price pencilled in first page, very small.Product Description:
Everyone from the fantasy universe of Discworld knows that the world is flat, and that a million-in-one chance crops up 90per cent of the time. In our world, science tells us that our more "logical" universe does not obey common sense at all. This book uses Discworld science to illuminate our science.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091865158
Book Description Ebury Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091865158
Book Description EBURY PRESS, LONDON, UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A SUPERB NEW CLEAN AND TIGHT UK FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT COPY OF THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD BY TERRY PRATCHETT IAN STEWART AND JACK COHEN, WHICH TERRY,IAN AND JACK HAVE ALL VERY KINDLY SIGNED TO THE TITLE PAGE, SADLY TERRY HAS GONE AND ALL THATS LEFT IS FOND MEMORIES AND HIS GREAT BOOKS, SO NOW IS THE TIME TO GET SIGNED COPIES OF HIS BOOKS BEFORE THE PRICES GO THROUGH THE ROOF AND THEY BECOME RARER THEN HENS TEETH. THIS BOOK IS IN A PROTECTIVE CLEAR ACETATE COVER, ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001311