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Excellent

Funny, intelligent, thought-provoking writing

Not the easiest read

It’d be difficult to choose a much more misleading title for this book than the one the authors have already given it. The Science of Discworld is not, as it sounds, an attempt to try and explain Terry Pratchett’s Discworld through some kind of scientific analysis, similar to books such as The...

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Super

A very accessible and understandable way of introd...

Weakened by the interweaving plot, to a certain ex...

The Science of Discworld... The wizards have created a universe – by accident. They’re calling it The Project. And, despite meddling and interfering on every basic level, it’s fundamentally, and annoyingly, different to their own. The one world that’s managed to harbour any semblance of life is...

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Super

Interesting, Funny, Thought provoking

Maybe a little hard going.

If you were trying to understand a concept that was contained in two different chapters of two different books - which one are you more likely to finish. 1. "imagine an object with mass 'm' accelerating across a frictionless surface with speed 'a'...zzzzzzz.." OR 2. "Imagine a blue gorilla in a...

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Good

“A-Level Pratchett”

published 10/08/2000

Half the books great

The other half less so

This book is split into to halves in terms of subject matter… Unfortunately the actual book is only split into chapters, alternating between the two subjects. This gets to be a pain fairly quickly. The two subjects covered in the book are Science in the Discworld, which is pretty much a story and...

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Excellent

“Science made easier”

published 17/02/2001

difficult concepts made easier to understand.

can be difficult to get into

The Science of The Discworld is an attempt to make some very difficult subjects more palatable. The first time I read this I admit I skim read the science bits, skipping to the discworld chapters. Then I realised that the discworld bit were directly related to the science sections. So I read it...

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Super

“A BSc from UU”

published 31/01/2001

Fun with some education as a bonus

The discworld chapters shortenafter the beginning

The Science of the Discworld This book is not a run of the mill discworld novel. The idea of the book seems to be to explain how Terry came up with some of his ideas by relating them to the curious world that we live in. The format of the book is rather unique. Each chapter alternates between a...

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“'Science', Boooooring! Not”

published 13/11/2003

Explains It All

Not Long Enough

I say 'The Science Of Discworld', you think 'Science' and think, boring! Well it is not! When you read the Discworld Series you want to know more, well this books tells you the science of Discworld, hence the name. But its not full of equations and E=MC Squared. It is yet another exellent story...

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