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The Resource The science of Game of Thrones : from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms, Helen Keen

The science of Game of Thrones : from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms, Helen Keen

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The science of Game of Thrones : from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms
Title
The science of Game of Thrones
Title remainder
from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms
Statement of responsibility
Helen Keen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the mystical, blood-soaked world of Game of Thrones, answering questions like: Is it possible to crush a person's head with your bare hands? What really happens when royal families interbreed? Does Cersei have Borderline Personality Disorder? What curious medical disorder does Hodor suffer from? And more. Join Keen as she investigates wildfire, ice walls, face transplants, and every wild feature of Westeros and beyond, revealing a magical world that may be closer to our own than we think. The Science of Game of Thrones is the ultimate guide to the epic series as well as the perfect gift for science-lovers and fans. So pour yourself a bowl of brown, climb on your beast of burden, and prepare yourself to see the Seven Kingdoms as you have never seen them before, "--
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keen, Helen
Dewey number
791.4572
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.K44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martin, George R. R
  • Science
  • Science in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The science of Game of Thrones : from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms, Helen Keen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, September 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • All creatures great and small (and cold) : where we encounter strange life in the Frozen North, running with dire wolves, the finest mounts Westeros has to offer, how cold makes things huge, giant-killing with Sir Isaac Newton and JBS Haldane, the truth behind zombification
  • Another ice brick in the wall : where we scale the Wall, learn how sound waves can destroy solid matter, and recount the sorry tale of the cat piano (a keyboard worthy of Joffrey Baratheon)
  • part 3.
  • Magic:
  • Mother tongue of dragons : where we learn a few real and made-up language, discover noun-verb constructs in Dothraki, and eavesdrop on the talking trees
  • Real magic : where we discover if magic exists and how to fake it, give the gift of death, and make fantastical creatures in the lab
  • How will it end? : where we put on a sweater and consider astronomical answers to the perplexing question of a long winter, and attempt to finally settle the question posed by Robert Frost
  • Part 1.
  • Fire:
  • Here be dragons : where we discover dragons are entirely the stuff of legend, how real-life dragons have sex, whether they could actually fly, the truth about fire-breathing
  • Fire power : where we find out how Wildfire is all too real, the hidden secret of Valyrian steel, a tried-and-tested golden formula for killing someone who's annoying to you
  • Weapons of Westeros, a (battle) field guide : where we get licensed to kill: the art of poisoning, living and dying by the sword, the truth about shadowy assassins, sexy armour, and what it means to be a real warrior woman
  • part 2.
  • Ice:
  • Northern exposure : where we break the ice with our friends in the North, Hodor's "expressive aphasia", warging and the science of astral projection, the psychology of revenge: Arya Stark's kill list
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
iv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780316315838
Lccn
2016948559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn935195752
  • (OCoLC)935195752
  • 2017519
Label
The science of Game of Thrones : from the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold--sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms, Helen Keen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, September 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • All creatures great and small (and cold) : where we encounter strange life in the Frozen North, running with dire wolves, the finest mounts Westeros has to offer, how cold makes things huge, giant-killing with Sir Isaac Newton and JBS Haldane, the truth behind zombification
  • Another ice brick in the wall : where we scale the Wall, learn how sound waves can destroy solid matter, and recount the sorry tale of the cat piano (a keyboard worthy of Joffrey Baratheon)
  • part 3.
  • Magic:
  • Mother tongue of dragons : where we learn a few real and made-up language, discover noun-verb constructs in Dothraki, and eavesdrop on the talking trees
  • Real magic : where we discover if magic exists and how to fake it, give the gift of death, and make fantastical creatures in the lab
  • How will it end? : where we put on a sweater and consider astronomical answers to the perplexing question of a long winter, and attempt to finally settle the question posed by Robert Frost
  • Part 1.
  • Fire:
  • Here be dragons : where we discover dragons are entirely the stuff of legend, how real-life dragons have sex, whether they could actually fly, the truth about fire-breathing
  • Fire power : where we find out how Wildfire is all too real, the hidden secret of Valyrian steel, a tried-and-tested golden formula for killing someone who's annoying to you
  • Weapons of Westeros, a (battle) field guide : where we get licensed to kill: the art of poisoning, living and dying by the sword, the truth about shadowy assassins, sexy armour, and what it means to be a real warrior woman
  • part 2.
  • Ice:
  • Northern exposure : where we break the ice with our friends in the North, Hodor's "expressive aphasia", warging and the science of astral projection, the psychology of revenge: Arya Stark's kill list
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
iv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780316315838
Lccn
2016948559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn935195752
  • (OCoLC)935195752
  • 2017519

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