The Science of Harry Potter

The Science of Harry Potter

Top science writer Roger Highfield reveals how we could actually fly on a broomstick, and do other magical things

Author: Roger Highfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 0755311515

Category: Magic

Page: 374

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Invisibility cloaks, flying broomsticks, magic doors - all the stuff of children's fantasy. But have you ever wondered if this magic could feasibly work? Roger Highfield explores the world of the Harry Potter stories and shows how cutting edge science can explain much of it. Exciting scientific concepts such as wormholes and general relativity and he also offers explanations for the more historical links between magic and science, investigating the archaelogical and anthropological evidence for witchcraft and dragons.
Categories: Magic

The Science of Harry Potter

The Science of Harry Potter

How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed! The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history.

Author: Mark Brake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781631582387

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 583

How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed! The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly impossible, including answers to such questions as: Will we ever see an invisibility cloak? How hazardous is a flying broomstick like the Nimbus 2000? How has medicine made powerful potions from peculiar plants? (Felix Felicis, anyone?) Can scientists ever demonstrate Wingardium Leviosa, or the flying power of a Golden Snitch? Is it possible to stupefy someone? And many more! Often perceived as a supernatural force, magic captivates and delights its audience because of its seeming ability to defy physics and logic. But did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for these fantastic feats? The Science of Harry Potter examines the scientific principles—behind some of your favorite characters, spells, items, scenes, and even games like Quidditch and Wizard’s Chess—from boy wizard Harry Potter’s world, providing in-depth analysis and scientific facts to support its theories. Author Mark Brake, whose The Science of Star Wars was a knockout success, has found the answers to satisfy the curious spirits of muggles everywhere… A perfect Harry Potter gift for anyone obsessed enough to stand in line to be the first to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, witches and wizards alike will be fascinated by the merging of this improbable realm and real science!
Categories: Science

The Super Cool Science of Harry Potter

The Super Cool Science of Harry Potter

Movie-goers and young readers the world over have been spellbound by the tales of “the boy who lived.” J. K. Rowling’s stories have conjured ideas of magic and sorcery into our minds like no other book series before.

Author: Mark Brake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510753815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 201

Discover the scientific secrets of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, and more in J. K. Rowling’s universe. Movie-goers and young readers the world over have been spellbound by the tales of “the boy who lived.” J. K. Rowling’s stories have conjured ideas of magic and sorcery into our minds like no other book series before. But nature is its own magic. And Muggle scientists have uncovered answers for the weird and wonderful questions from the magic world. Questions such as: Who was the real Merlin? Who really was the last great wizard? Do real-life love potions work? Platform 9¾: are there real hidden railway stations in London? And many more! The Super Cool Science of Harry Potter is for any young fan of Harry Potter. You don’t need to be a witch or wizard to weave your magical way through the facts about your favorite characters, potions, spells, and mysteries from the boy wizard’s world!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom

The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom

People brought in cakes and food; it was easily the best class I've ever taken.”
Devin Overman, The Owl Post, Dallas, Texas At Frostburg State University,
Professor George Plitnik teaches a course called “The Science of Harry Potter.

Author:

Publisher: What The Flux Comics Publis

ISBN: 9781450745604

Category: Fans (Persons)

Page: 310

View: 796

Categories: Fans (Persons)

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer s Apprentice

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer s Apprentice

This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781941631447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 742

From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts. This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter

Such as Roger Highfield ' s The Science of Harry Potter : How Magic Really
Works ( London : Headline , 2002 ) , which both examines how far magic in the
series can be approximated or approached through science and technology ,
and ...

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124180329

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 867

This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.
Categories: Fiction

Harry Potter Magical Fiction Coloring Book

Harry Potter Magical Fiction Coloring Book

This book is a unique gift for everybody. All the books are designed based on the Harry Potter movie.

Author: Omar Publication

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798582487968

Category:

Page: 96

View: 814

This book is a unique gift for everybody. All the books are designed based on the Harry Potter movie. From the enchanted ceiling of the good Hall at Hogwarts to the garish tones of Darley's front room, this deluxe coloring book is crammed with intricate images that bring fan-favorite wizarding locales to life. Every page of the book has a nice quality design that you will love and interested in coloring. I can say for sure that by drawing the pictures in this book you will get a complete idea about the Harry Potter movie & able to become an experienced painter. So no more late try this book, Increase your Art experience.
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The Science Teacher

The Science Teacher

Headline Science UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CLARK SCHOOL OF
ENGINEERING Optical image of surface plasmon ... Cloak Developed Harry
Potter may not have talked much about plasmonics in J.K. Rowling's fantasy
series , but ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036968857

Category: Science

Page:

View: 537

Categories: Science

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.

Author: Anthony Gierzynski

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421410340

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 424

Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.
Categories: Political Science

Popular Science

Popular Science

The 2MgO ( magnesium oxide ) is not seen here because it remains dissolved in
the acid . In a chemical reaction straight out of Harry Potter , you can turn dirt into
the building block of every computer can also do levitation potions ( Gray Matter ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066256077

Category: Science

Page:

View: 841

Categories: Science

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter

For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels.

Author: Tere Stouffer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440636615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 858

For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide
Categories: Literary Criticism

Broken Wand Or How J K Rowling Killed Harry Potter

Broken Wand  Or  How J K  Rowling Killed Harry Potter

Broken Wand: Or How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter is a detailed critique by Timothy A. Wolf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in Rowling's acclaimed series, and how he believes she disregarded everything she wrote in ...

Author: Timothy A. Wolf

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781612040202

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 209

Broken Wand: Or How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter is a detailed critique by Timothy A. Wolf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in Rowling's acclaimed series, and how he believes she disregarded everything she wrote in her previous novels. For Harry Potter fans, Broken Wand is must-have reading! Using the actual texts, the author finds issues with Rowling's continuity. Like the Trace Charm that would have made it impossible for the teenage Voldemort to get away with killing his Muggle relatives. Or the idea of Harry carrying a piece of Voldemort's soul inside him from the start, when the Dark Lord couldn't even touch him for the first four books. Or "wandlore," which has no consistency to it at all. Citing plot elements like: questioning Harry's account of the murder in the previous book, the Ministry taking over Hogwarts, Snape's Pensieve memories, and Dumbledore explaining his mistakes; Broken Wand maintains that Rowling's Deathly Hallows is essentially just a bad copy of the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Wolf also contends that Dumbledore, Snape, Lily Potter, and Voldemort are completely out of character, and Harry merely repeats the same emotional journey he went through before. Plus, there are many questions and plots left unresolved. About the Author: Timothy A. Wolf spent two years researching and writing Broken Wand. As a science fiction reader his entire life and an adult fan of the Harry Potter novels, he wanted to bring the problems he found with the final book to light. He lives in Franklin, Wisconsin. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BrokenWand-OrHowJKRowlingKilledHarryPotter.html
Categories: Literary Criticism

Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology

THE SCIENCE OF Harry Potter. Hitler's Scientists SCIENCE , WAR , AND THE
DEVIL'S PACT JOHN CORNWELL The author of Hitler's Pope now offers a
gripping in - depth account of how Germany squandered its four - decade - long
pre ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C088386043

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

Fan Phenomena Harry Potter

Fan Phenomena  Harry Potter

Which are the best conventions, the best fanfiction and wizard rock? And, how has Potter aged and what does it still have to teach us? Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter offers Potter fans a taste of the best the fandom has to offer.

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789380712

Category: Art

Page:

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Nineteen years later . . . Even as a new generation embraces the Harry Potter novels for the first time, J.K. Rowling’s world is expanding with Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child and Pottermore. There are new mobile games, new toys and, of course, the theme parks. Meanwhile, Quidditch and the Harry Potter Alliance stretch from college to college, inspiring each generation. Fans have adapted the series into roleplaying games, parodies, musicals, films, dances, art and published fiction like Tommy Taylor or Carry On. They are also scrambling Potter with new franchises: Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Hamilton. What else is this new generation discovering about loving Potter? Which are the best conventions, the best fanfiction and wizard rock? And, how has Potter aged and what does it still have to teach us? Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter offers Potter fans a taste of the best the fandom has to offer.
Categories: Art

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

While the 201 entries are weighted toward new areas of physics , the book does
justice to every area of natural and social science . ” Sci Books Films Highfield ,
Roger The science of Harry Potter ; how magic really works . Viking 2002 xxii ...

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher:

ISBN: 0824210395

Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Page: 251

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Categories: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts

I On July 21 , 2007 , the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky held a Harry
Potter House Party to celebrate the release of author J . K . Rowl ing ' s book “
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows . " About 1 , 500 people of all ages attended
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079680461

Category: Information science

Page:

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Categories: Information science

Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection

Publ Wkly Includes bibliographical references Highfield , Roger The science of
Harry Potter ; how magic really works . Viking 2002 xxii , 322p hardcover o . p . pa
$ 15 500 1 . Rowling , J . K . - Characters - - Harry Potter 2 . Science 3 .

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

View: 575

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

This mirror contains both the the flowing text directly from https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108, and the book style PDF from the tex code at https://github.com/rjl20/hpmor If you have suggestions, or wish to report a problem regarding ...

Author: LessWrong aka Eliezer Yudkowsky

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2001

View: 729

Petunia Evans married a biochemist, and Harry Potter grew up in a house filled to the brim with books, reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, introducing strange new opportunities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy, and Professor Quirrell. HP:MoR is now complete at 122 chapters and 2000 pages. Authors notes, fan art, alternative formats, and other information may be found at http://www.hpmor.com/ . This mirror contains both the the flowing text directly from https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108, and the book style PDF from the tex code at https://github.com/rjl20/hpmor If you have suggestions, or wish to report a problem regarding this version of HP:MoR, contact me at [email protected] and I will try to fix it.
Categories: Fiction

Harry Potter A Journey Through A History of Magic

Harry Potter   A Journey Through A History of Magic

Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Please be aware that this is a fixed format ebook.

Author: British Library

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 9781781109496

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 739

An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding eBook takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions and astronomers, alchemists and more. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Please be aware that this is a fixed format ebook.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction