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    DescriptionRoundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling "Theology of Species" made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place?


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    Title
    Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Pratchett, By (author) Ian Stewart, By (author) Jack Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091951726
    ISBN 10: 0091951720
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: FA, PDZ
    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGL3050
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BIC subject category V2: FZC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, SCI004000
    DC23: 500
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, FZ
    Edition
    13000
    Edition statement
    New edition.
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    28 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels 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. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 75 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Professor Ian Stewart is the author of many popular science books. He is the mathematics consultant for New Scientist and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize for furthering the public understanding of science, and in 2001 became a Fellow of the Royal Society. Dr Jack Cohen is an internationally-known reproductive biologist, and lives in Newent, Gloucestershire. Jack has a laboratory in his kitchen, helps couples get pregnant by referring them to colleagues, invents biologically realistic aliens for science fiction writers and, in his spare time, throws boomerangs. Jack, who has more letters to his name than can be repeated here, writes, lectures, talks and campaigns to promote public awareness of science, particularly biology. He is mostly retired.
    Review quote
    "It is exhilarating to feel yourself immersed in such well-expressed and up-to-date debates..." New Scientist "The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times "Entertaining and illuminating" New Scientist "Fantastic... this is some of the best science writing around today, intelligent and witty, creative and playful... if only science could be taught like this in school, many of us would have paid more attention" Fortean Times
    Review text
    Fantastic... this is some of the best science writing around today, intelligent and witty, creative and playful... if only science could be taught like this in school, many of us would have paid more attention