- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books (5 April 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1840467916
- ISBN-13: 978-1840467918
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 526,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Science of Doctor Who Paperback – 5 Apr 2007
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"'Unmissable for all fans of Doctor Who... Good science fiction and cutting-edge science go hand in hand. Here's how Who does it.' Stephen Baxter 'An entertaining look at the scientific fiction behind Doctor Who - and some of the not-so-fictitious science as well. Who fans old and new will delight in this treasure trove of ideas presented by a writer who is clearly a fan as well as being a scientist.' John Gribbin 'Snappy, lively, journalistic, and drenched in Doctor Who' Nature 'More effective than a dozen earnest and worthy schemes to promote the public understanding of science.' New Scientist"
About the Author
Paul Parsons is the editor of monthly science and technology magazine BBC Focus, and has contributed popular science articles to publications ranging from the Daily Telegraph to FHM. He holds a DPhil in cosmology and is a lifelong worshipper of Doctor Who.See all Product Description
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We've only just read the first bit about the Doctor's two hearts and already my son has asked me a million questions about the human cardio-vascular system and Isaac Newton. He's going to be a very knowledgable boy by the end of this book!
I really do recommend this for fans, and those parents who want to engender an interest in science in their kids.
Also almost all ages can read this as long as they have had a decent physics teacher. I am 16 and just come out of school so I'm not exactly a science expert! yet I can still understand 99% of the science explained.
In conclusion this book is fab! i would recommend to doctorwho fans and scientists alike!
Paul Parsons manages to knit together the many science-based questions behind Doctor Who, with clear, concise, and in some cases, alarmingly enlightening answers.
I have read many books over the years, but this one has to be one of the most unique and mind-opening.
Read it! It will make you clever!
Nevertheless, it is detailed in its descriptions and uses easy to understand laguage - however it can feel a little patronising at times as every little thing seems to be explained
It'd be a good book for GCSE level or below, but anyone above this might get a bit frustrated with it