Science of the Magical
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From the Vikings' legendary sunstones to the mutant X-Men, magical myths and stories can offer clues to the realities they spring from - research inspired by legend has found what seems to be the 'sunstone', and the X-Men comics first appeared in the 1960s amid fears of radioactivity-induced mutations. Science journalist Matt Kaplan investigates stories of magic, divine intervention, the supernatural and sorcery, exploring the real basis of many myths and the relation between knowing and magic. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.