The Science of Discworld (#1)

Author(s): Terry Pratchett

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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.


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The fantastic first book in the Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series

"The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times "An irreverent but genuinely profound romp through the history and philosophy of science, cunningly disguised as a collection of funny stories about wizards and mobile luggage. More that that, it offers a fresh look at the place that humans hold in the history of the planet" -- Richard Wentk Frontiers

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 well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.

General Fields

  • : 9780091951702
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : April 2013
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 416
  • : Terry Pratchett
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 523.1