Bibliographic Details

The science of Harry Potter : how magic really works / Roger Highfield.

Author / Creator Highfield, Roger.
Imprint New York : Viking, 2002.
Description xxii, 322 p. ; 22 cm.
Language English
Subject Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Science -- Popular works.
Magic -- Popular works.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Magic.
Science.
Popular works.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4846429
ISBN 0670031534 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-295) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Science of Magic
  • Part I.
  • 1.. Broomsticks, Time Travel and Splincbing
  • 2.. How to Play Quidditch Without Leaving the Ground
  • 3.. The Sorting hat, Invisibility Cloak and Other Spellbinding Apparel
  • 4.. The Mathematics of Evil
  • 5.. Owls, Snails and Skrewts
  • 6.. Magizoology
  • 7.. Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans
  • Part II.
  • Foreword
  • 8.. Stars, Mystic Chickens and Superstitious Pigeons
  • 9.. The Greatest Wizard
  • 10.. There Be Dragons. Really
  • 11.. The Potions Master
  • 12.. The Origins of Witchcraft
  • 13.. The Philosopher's Stone
  • 14.. Belief, Superstition and Magic
  • 15.. The Magic of Science
  • References
  • Glossary of Muggle Science, Potter Magic, Oddments and Tweaks
  • Index