Science of Discworld Series

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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. The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world. 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. Roundworld is, of course, our own universe. With us inside it(eventually). Guided (if that's the word) by the wizards, we follow its story from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. 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 on what was going on. . .

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  • 1. Titel

    • The Science of Discworld

    • Revised Edition
    • Autor: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Sprecher: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 49 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inspiring

    • Von Alexander Debus Am hilfreichsten 19.11.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

  • 2. Titel

    • The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • Autor: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Sprecher: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 44 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

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  • 3. Titel

    • The Science of Discworld III

    • Darwin's Watch
    • Autor: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Sprecher: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 26 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Darwin's Watch

    • The Science of Discworld III: A Novel
    • Autor: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Sprecher: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 27 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 that 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.

    Regulärer Preis: 33,95 €

  • 4. Titel

    • The Science of Discworld IV

    • Autor: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Sprecher: Michael Fenton
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 15 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €