harryscience.jpgDid you ever wonder how magic really works? This book discusses the real science behind the fantasy world of Harry Potter created by J.K. Rowling. Readers will be enlightened by chapters such as, “How to Play Quidditch Without Leaving the Ground,” “The Mathematics of Evil” and “The Sorting Hat, Invisibility Cloak and Other Spellbinding Apparel.”

In addition, those truly curious about magic will find the truth behind the Philosopher’s Stone, delve into the origins of witchcraft and find out the foul secret behind Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.

reindeerhigh.jpgReaders who like this book, might also like these books by Highfield:
The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey 1999 and the updated version Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas 2004.

DweebMeter: 4/5

Roger Highfield’s Website

USA Today Article about Science and Harry Potter

Forbes Article about Genetics and Harry Potter

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