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Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers

Autor: Kaplan, Matt

Editorial: Scribner Book Company

Formato:Tapa Dura
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Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers : From the author of The Science of Monsters, this engaging scientific inquiry provides a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects—from the philosopher’s stone, to love potions to the oracles—from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture.

Can migrations of birds foretell our future? Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs that cure the ill? What is the best way to brew a love potion? How do we create mutant humans who regenerate like Wolverine?

In Science of the Magical, noted science journalist Matt Kaplan plumbs the rich, lively, and surprising history of the magical objects, places, and rituals that infuse ancient and contemporary myth. Like Ken Jennings and Mary Roach, Kaplan serves as a friendly armchair guide to the world of the supernatural. From the strengthening powers of Viking mead, to the super soldiers in movies like Captain America, Kaplan ranges across cultures and time periods to point out that there is often much more to these enduring magical narratives than mere fantasy. Informative and entertaining, Science of the Magical explores our world through the compelling scope of natural and human history and cutting-edge science.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Folklore & Mythology
Cuerpo, Mente y Espíritu   Supernatural

ISBN 13:9781476777108
ISBN 10:1476777101
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:256
Tamaño:9.33" l x 6.22" w x 0.93" h
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