Science of Discworld
Books in series4
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  • 1
    The Science of Discworld: Revised Edition | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

    The Science of Discworld: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not.

    Micge

    Science has never been this entertaining. Complex themes are well presented, then dissected and lastly presented in Discworld terms. Had a happy smile..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 September 2012 by Miika (Kotka, Finland)
  • 2
    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    Overall
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    Story
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    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    Big Science and Fantasy hold hands

    A warm and friendly book that has fun along the way and doesn't take its self too seriously. The Big Science bit ambles along with a nudge and a wink,..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2012 by Matt Davis (UK)
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    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    Can't stop reading

    The world is a wonderful place and books like these make us appreciate it more deeply. I feel so enriched.

    Reviewed on 16 September 2015 by X. Luo (UK)
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    The Science of Discworld IV | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

    The Science of Discworld IV

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
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    The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with the really big questions, Terry Pratchett's brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy.Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it, but her world and ours - Roundworld - is in big trouble.

    Proper science told engagingly and well.

    Bang up to date and with plenty of modern parables. Buy it for your friends who had no science education.

    Reviewed on 21 May 2016 by LJ (Norfolk, UK)