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.

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Science of the Magical

Science of the Magical

From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers

Hardback256pp

9781476777108     Product Code: 225349

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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.

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