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.

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.

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.

His Dark Materials Omnibus

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307808202
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

***** Just announced! THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! ***** The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them. Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach. Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials: An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times “Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek

The Subtle Knife His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780440418610
Release Date: 2001-11-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

***** Includes an exciting preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new book from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, arriving October 2017! ***** The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Published in 40 Countries “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post “Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe “The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review

La Belle Sauvage

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385604416
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre:

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his d�mon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

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.

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.

His Dark Materials Omnibus

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Ireland Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 2011-10-12
Genre:

FOR THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman's award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) will be published in their entirety in one volume. Perfect for both new and established Pullman fans who want to read (or reread) the whole trilogy before The Golden Compass movie debuts on December 7, 2007, this handsome 6 x 9 omnibus will feature every word of the trilogy as well as Philip Pullman's chapter opening art. Also, new and exclusive to this edition: Philip Pullman has written two pages of new vignettes for each book in the trilogy. Readers will be delighted to discover these intriguing new passages at the end of each book's section in the omnibus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Amber Spyglass His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375890033
Release Date: 2001-11-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "A stunning achievement"***** The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass—the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time"—and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed. Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Award Winner of the British Book Award (Children's) Published in 40 Countries "Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." —The New York Times Book Review "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." —The Boston Globe

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 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.

Once Upon a Time in the North His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780399555442
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

American balloonist Lee Scoresby and armored bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves in the middle of a political powder keg.