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The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

by Roger Highfield

• An ALA Booklist Editors' Choice 

Behind the magic of Harry Potter—a witty and illuminating look at the scientific principles, theories, and assumptions of the boy wizard's world

Can Fluffy the three-headed...


SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed

by Martin Nowak & Roger Highfield

EVOLUTION IS OFTEN PRESENTED AS A STRICTLY COMPETITIVE ENDEAVOR. This point of view has had serious implications for the way we see the mechanics of both science and culture. But scientists have long wondered...


SuperCooperators

by Martin Nowak & Roger Highfield

EVOLUTION IS OFTEN PRESENTED AS A STRICTLY COMPETITIVE ENDEAVOR. This point of view has had serious implications for the way we see the mechanics of both science and culture. But scientists have long wondered...


Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas

by Roger Highfield

How does snow form? Why are we always depressed after Christmas? How does Santa manage to deliver all those presents in one night? (He has, in fact, little over two ten-thousandths of a second to get between...


The Arrow Of Time

by Roger Highfield & Peter Coveney

In our century, the subject of time has become an area of serious inquiry for science. Theories that contain time as a simple quantity form the basis of our understanding of many scientific disciplines, yet...


The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey

by Roger Highfield

Why might Rudolph's nose have been red? Why do we actually give Christmas gifts? Why has smell become an important component in the Christmas shopping experience? Roger Highfield, science editor of London's...