Rebecca Thompson - PhD physicist (and self-professed fangirl) - explores George R. R. Martin's fantastical world to explain the real magic in our own realm. Game of Thrones features fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology.
By turning a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, Thompson explores, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, the biology of beheading and takes a look at the various types of fatal justice meted out, including hanging, poisoning, skull crushing, and burning at the stake. She contemplates the seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or otherwise), compares regular steel to Valyrian steel and contemplates dragons (aka "bats, but with fire").
Measures 15.2 x 22.9 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.