The Science of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-science-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0142003557
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Roger Highfield
  • Publisher: Penguin



A look at the scientific principles underpinning the magic of Harry Potter reveals some of the true magic behind science.

The Science of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-science-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 1631582372
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mark Brake
  • Publisher:



Harry Potter has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Often perceived as a supernatural force, magic captivates and delights its audience because of its seeming ability to defy physics and logic. But did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for these fantastic feats? The Science of Harry Potter examines the scientific principles behind some of your favorite characters, spells, items, and scenes from the Harry Potter universe, providing in-depth analysis and scientific facts to support its theories. The scientific questions examined within this book include: Will we ever see an invisibility cloak? How hazardous is a flying broomstick? How has medicine made powerful potions from peculiar plants? Can scientists ever demonstrate Wingardium Leviosa? Is it possible to stupefy someone? And many more! Witches and wizards alike will be fascinated by the merging of this improbable realm and real science.

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer s Apprentice

  • Filename: mapping-the-world-of-the-sorcerer-s-apprentice.
  • ISBN: 9781941631447
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.



From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts. This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-methods-of-rationality.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2010-02-28
  • Number of pages: 2001
  • Author: LessWrong aka Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Publisher:



Petunia Evans married a biochemist, and Harry Potter grew up in a house filled to the brim with books, reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, introducing strange new opportunities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy, and Professor Quirrell. HP:MoR is now complete at 122 chapters and 2000 pages. This mirror contains both the the flowing text directly from fanfiction.net, and the book style PDF from the tex code at github.com/rjl20/hpmor If you have suggestions, or wish to report a problem regarding this version of HP:MoR, contact me at [email protected] and I will try to fix it.

The Phenomenon Harry Potter The Secret of Its Success

  • Filename: the-phenomenon-harry-potter-the-secret-of-its-success.
  • ISBN: 9783656180814
  • Release Date: 2013-12
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Isabel Zosig
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag



Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), University of Bamberg (Centre for British Studies), course: Introdution to british media and communication science, language: English, abstract: At the age of six, Joanne Kathleen Rowling2 wrote her first short story about a rabbit named Rabbit, who had the measles and was visited by his friends. Amongst them was a little bee called Miss Bee. However, she never told anyone about her "burning ambition"3 to become a writer, not even Ms Shephard, her English teacher at Wyedean Comprehensive School. Ms Shephard was a great influence on young Joanne as "she inspired trust"4. Shephard's comments on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone "meant more to [Joanne Rowling] than any newspaper reviews"5. After finishing secondary school and her studies in French and Classics at Exeter University, Joanne Rowling started to work as a research asssistant at Amnesty International which was a "very, very interesting place to work"6, but at the same time a huge mistake, because Joanne Rowling admits that as a secretary she would be anybody's "worst nightmare"7. It was during a delayed train journey from Manchester to King's Cross Station in London, when she was obviously hit by magic. The story about a little orphan named Harry Potter, who has to live with his old-fashioned relatives and finds out that he is a wizard, came to her mind. And because she had no pen or notebook with her, she had to think it. So, Hogwarts - School of Witchcraft and Wizardry came to life in her imagination, and as she invented it, it "felt like research"8. "It was a question of discovery why Harry was where he was, why his parents were dead"9. At the end of the journey she knew "it was going to be a seven-book series"10. The next five years, while she moved to Portugal, got married, had a baby, got divorced and moved back to Britain, she continued writing the first book of the series Harry P

The End of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-end-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9780575116801
  • Release Date: 2011-07-21
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: David Langford
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



THE END OF HARRY POTTER is the perfect companion volume for all Harry Potter fans. Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore J.K. Rowling's universe and characters, and shows in detail how cleverly J.K. Rowling has woven her world. This is the book for you if you are one of the gazillions of readers who find themselves wondering about horcruxes and Deatheaters and Dark Lords ... Langford looks at questions like: *What are the remaining horcruxes, the places He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul so he can never die? *Does Harry himself bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar? *Is that why Harry understands Parseltongue - and if not, why does he speak the language of the serpentssss? *What will happen when Harry is technically a grown-up, and no longer under the protection of his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia? *Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? *Whose side is Severus Snape really on? *Will Hogwarts survive the final, apocalyptic battle between Harry and You-Know-Who? Don't know the answers? Then read THE END OF HARRY POTTER!

Harry Potter and Philosophy

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 9781459601055
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Number of pages: 404
  • Author: Associate Professor of Philosophy David Baggett
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



You don't need a diploma in arithmancy, the friendship of a hippogriff, or even a Hogwarts Library card to discover amazing and arcane secrets in the labyrinthine world of Harry Potter. In the book you now hold in your hands (or for more advanced students, the book you have levitated into a suitable position while you feed snacks to your owl), seventeen philosophical scholars unlock some of Hogwarts secret panels, displaying fresh insights enlightening both for sorcerers and for the more discerning Muggles. Among the occult lore here revealed, behold the best recipe for true courage, proof that self-deception does not yield happiness, how ethics can be applied to the branch of technology known as magic, why the Mirror of Erised isn't adequate for real life, whether prophecy rules out free choice, and what dementors and boggarts can teach us about joy, fear, and the soul. All the pages of this book are acid-free and have been individually bewitched with an anti-befuddlement incantation. Dont forget to keep your wand primed and read between the lines. Failure to observe these precautions may invite the malign influence of Vol sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named. ''Harry Potter and Philosophy is the most enjoyable HP spin-off Ive read and Ive read most of them. Some chapters are so full of good reflections, clear thinking, and reliable scholarship, I couldnt resist reading entire passages aloud. Our family plans to read these thought-provoking essays at the dinner table, sparking intelligent conversation with our teen- and college-aged children Harry Potter fans all.''

Broken Wand Or How J K Rowling Killed Harry Potter

  • Filename: broken-wand-or-how-j-k-rowling-killed-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781612040202
  • Release Date: 2011-02
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Timothy A. Wolf
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing



Broken Wand: Or How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter is a detailed critique by Timothy A. Wolf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in Rowling's acclaimed series, and how he believes she disregarded everything she wrote in her previous novels. For Harry Potter fans, Broken Wand is must-have reading! Using the actual texts, the author finds issues with Rowling's continuity. Like the Trace Charm that would have made it impossible for the teenage Voldemort to get away with killing his Muggle relatives. Or the idea of Harry carrying a piece of Voldemort's soul inside him from the start, when the Dark Lord couldn't even touch him for the first four books. Or "wandlore," which has no consistency to it at all. Citing plot elements like: questioning Harry's account of the murder in the previous book, the Ministry taking over Hogwarts, Snape's Pensieve memories, and Dumbledore explaining his mistakes; Broken Wand maintains that Rowling's Deathly Hallows is essentially just a bad copy of the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Wolf also contends that Dumbledore, Snape, Lily Potter, and Voldemort are completely out of character, and Harry merely repeats the same emotional journey he went through before. Plus, there are many questions and plots left unresolved. About the Author: Timothy A. Wolf spent two years researching and writing Broken Wand. As a science fiction reader his entire life and an adult fan of the Harry Potter novels, he wanted to bring the problems he found with the final book to light. He lives in Franklin, Wisconsin. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BrokenWand-OrHowJKRowlingKilledHarryPotter.html

The Magic

  • Filename: the-magic.
  • ISBN: 9783426417058
  • Release Date: 2012-07-04
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Rhonda Byrne
  • Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook



Seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren hat man die Worte eines heiligen Textes missverstanden. Fast alle, die sie gelesen haben, haben sie verdreht und mit einem Geheimnis umgeben. Nur ganz wenige Menschen haben im Lauf der Zeit begriffen, dass diese Worte ein Rätsel sind – ein Rätsel, das von uns gelöst werden will. Wenn Sie einmal seinen Schleier gelüftet haben, wird Ihnen die ganze Welt neu erscheinen. In THE MAGIC enthüllt Rhonda Byrne dieses geheime Wissen der ganzen Welt, und es wird auch Ihr Leben verändern! Mehr noch: Auf einer 28-tägigen Reise zeigt sie Ihnen, wie Sie es in Ihrem Alltag anwenden können. Es spielt keine Rolle, wer Sie sind; es spielt keine Rolle, wo Sie leben und was Sie gerade tun: THE MAGIC wird Ihr Leben vollkommen verändern!

Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind Das Originaldrehbuch

  • Filename: phantastische-tierwesen-und-wo-sie-zu-finden-sind-das-originaldrehbuch.
  • ISBN: 9781781107348
  • Release Date: 2017-01-14
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore



Der Magizoologe Newt Scamander will in New York nur einen kurzen Zwischenstopp einlegen. Doch als sein magischer Koffer verloren geht und ein Teil seiner phantastischen Tierwesen entkommt, steckt Newt in der Klemme – und nicht nur er. Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind: Das Originaldrehbuch, nach Motiven aus dem gleichnamigen Hogwarts-Schulbuch, ist das Drehbuchdebüt von J.K. Rowling, Autorin der heiß geliebten und weltweit erfolgreichen Harry-Potter-Serie. Dieses Abenteuer, mit seinen außergewöhnlichen Figuren und magischen Geschöpfen, sprüht vor Ideen und ist große Erzählkunst, die ihresgleichen sucht. Es ist für alle Filmliebhaber und Leser ein absolutes Muss – für eingeschworene Fans wie für jeden Muggel, der die magische Welt zum ersten Mal betritt. Der Film Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind kommt am 17. November 2016 in die Kinos.

Harry Potter s World

  • Filename: harry-potter-s-world.
  • ISBN: OCLC:423566943
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine is a six-banner traveling exhibition created to explore the link between Harry Potter and the history of science using materials from the National Library of Medicine.

Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz

  • Filename: harry-potter-und-der-halbblutprinz.
  • ISBN: 9781781100813
  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore



Seit Voldemort, der gefährlichste schwarze Magier aller Zeiten, zurückgekehrt ist, herrschen Aufruhr und Gewalt in der magischen Welt. Als Harry Potter und seine Freunde Ron und Hermine zu ihrem sechsten Schuljahr nach Hogwarts kommen, gelten strengste Sicherheitsmaßnahmen in der Zauberschule. Dumbledore will seine Schützlinge vor dem Zugriff des Bösen bewahren. Um Harry zu wappnen, erforscht er mit ihm die Geschichte des Dunklen Lords. Ob auch Harrys Zaubertrankbuch, das früher einem „Halbblutzprinzen“ gehörte, ihm helfen kann?

Harry Potter and the Millennials

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-millennials.
  • ISBN: 9781421410333
  • Release Date: 2013-05-20
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Author: Anthony Gierzynski
  • Publisher: JHU Press



Without a doubt the Harry Potter series has had a powerful effect on the Millennial Generation. Millions of children grew up immersed in the world of the boy wizard—reading the books, dressing up in costume to attend midnight book release parties, watching the movies, and even creating and competing in Quidditch tournaments. Beyond what we know of the popularity of the series, however, nothing has been published on the question of the Harry Potter effect on the politics of its young readers—now voting adults. Looking to engage his students in exploring the connections between political opinion and popular culture, Anthony Gierzynski conducted a national survey of more than 1,100 college students and examined these connections as well as Millennial politics. Harry Potter and the Millennials tells the fascinating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, explains what conclusions can and cannot be drawn, and reveals the challenges social scientists face in studying political science, sociology, and mass communication. Specifically, the evidence indicates that Harry Potter fans are more open to diversity and are more politically tolerant than nonfans; fans are also less authoritarian, less likely to support the use of deadly force or torture, more politically active, and more likely to have had a negative view of the Bush administration. Furthermore, these differences do not disappear when controlling for other important predictors of these perspectives, lending support to the argument that the series indeed had an independent effect on its audience. In this clear and cogent account, Gierzynski demonstrates how social scientists develop and design research questions and studies. An appendix of questions and resulting data, including graphs and diagrams, will appeal especially to instructors seeking to explain the nuances of political socialization. Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, combined with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.

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