Fire, Ice, and Physics - The Science of Game of Thrones

Author(s): Rebecca C. Thompson; Sean Carroll (Foreword by)

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Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science--fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, "But how would it work?" In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation.

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  • : 9780262539616
  • : MIT Press
  • : MIT Press
  • : November 2020
  • : --- length: - '9' width: - '6' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Rebecca C. Thompson; Sean Carroll (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 500
  • : 296