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SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL
From the holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
From the popular author of The Science of Monsters and a regular contributor to The Economist, comes an accessible scientific inquiry into the mystical places and magical objects - like the philosopher's stone, love potions and the fountain of youth - from lore, legend, and comic books.
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.
Matt Kaplan is a science journalist who regularly contributes to The Economist and Nature. He has also written for National Geographic, New Scientist and the Wall Street Journal. When not chained to a desk in London, Kaplan travels the wilds of the world as part of an expedition group, and he is currently living in the Boston area as a Knight fellow at MIT and Harvard.
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