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The fantastic first book in the Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld seriesWhen a wizardly experiment goes adrift- the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld- where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The Universe- of course- is our own. And Roundworld is Earth. As the wizards watch their accidental creation grow- we follow the story of our universe from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the internet and beyond. Through this original Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Cohen and Stewart) we discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet- paradoxically- we see how the richness of a universe based on rules- has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip of what was going on. Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series- the first of which- The Colour of Magic- was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen- and he is the winner of multiple prizes- including the Carnegie Medal- as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally- these days- it answers Professor Ian Stewart is the author of many popular science books. He is the mathematics consultant for New Scientist and a Professor of Mathe... Please click here to ask a question
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