The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 030754544X
Release Date: 2008-12-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose. From the Hardcover edition.

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444946680
Release Date: 2017-11-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman. Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 0340945346
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fantasy fiction, English

Drawing on string theory and space-time, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science authors Mary and John Gribbin reveal how Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy is rooted in scientific truth.

Exploring Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Lois H. Gresh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 031234743X
Release Date: 2007-10-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines Pullman's intricate universe and explores the complex science, religion, and fantastic elements of "His Dark Materials."

His Dark Materials Illuminated

Author: Millicent Lenz
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814332072
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman's cross-age fantasy trilogy.

Belle Sauvage

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375815300
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Shares the story of how Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon came to be living at Jordan College.

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics
ISBN: 1841593427
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

Critical Perspectives on Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Steven Barfield
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 0786440309
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Philip Pullman's epic trilogy remains controversial for its negative depiction of religion. Scholars from various literary, philosophical, and theatrical fields address topics relevant to reading, studying, understanding the work, and its basis in Milton's Paradise Lost; the influence of science fiction on the series; issues of social class, religion, sexuality, and gender; and recent stage productions"--Provided by publisher.

Dark Matter

Author: Tony Watkins
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833795
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

Uses a Christian perspective to interpret the popular trilogy, offering a look Pullman's life, an overview of the major dimensions of each book, and a critical evaluation of such major themes as sin and the death of God.

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 030754544X
Release Date: 2008-12-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose. From the Hardcover edition.

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1407153323
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)

"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425207900
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the fantasy world created by author Philip Pullman in His Dark Materials novels, examining the sources and meanings of the philosophy and themes behind the stories, as well as the characters, myths, and plots.

Lyra s Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780375828195
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lyra and Pantalaimon (now a pine-marten) are back at Oxford, but their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch.

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375846731
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 1843539209
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Exploring the origins of "His Dark Materials" back to the life of its creator, this resource also covers the creation of the trilogy, author Phillip Pullmans inspiration, response from reviewers, fans, and religious leaders, and a guide to the meaning of Pullmans alternate words.Rough Guide