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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Science of Discworld Series Release Date:
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The fantastic first book in the the Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series, fully revised and updated

When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The universe, of course, is our own. And Roundworld is Earth. As the wizards watch their accidental creation grow, we follow the story of our universe from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond.

Through this original Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart) we discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip of what was going on.

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  • For Pratchett and Discworld devotees the volume is, of course, compulsory reading, but even science buffs who would normally eschew anything resembling fantasy will find much here to pique their interests.... The book adds another whimsical episode to Discworld lore and contrasts the magical 'rules' of Pratchett’s realm with the human world’s more logic-oriented science. Booklist
  • The hard science is as gripping as the fiction. The Times (London)
  • An irreverent but genuinely profound romp through the history and philosophy of science, cunningly disguised as a collection of funny stories about wizards and mobile luggage. Frontiers
  • Terry Pratchett is more than a magician. He is the kindest, most fascinating teacher you ever had. Harlan Ellison
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An AudioFile Best Book of the Year for 2014
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