Science of the Magical

From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
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Product Number: DD21192
Released: Nov 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781494514617
Narrator/s: Eric Michael Summerer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Can migrations of birds foretell our future? Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs that cure the ill? What is the best way to brew a love potion? How do we create mutant humans who regenerate like Wolverine? In Science of the Magical, noted science journalist Matt Kaplan plumbs the rich, lively, and surprising history of the magical objects, places, and rituals that infuse ancient and contemporary myth. Like Ken Jennings and Mary Roach, Kaplan serves as a friendly armchair guide to the world of the supernatural. From the strengthening powers of Viking mead to the super soldiers in movies like Captain America, Kaplan ranges across cultures and time periods to point out that there is often much more to these enduring magical narratives than mere fantasy. Informative and entertaining, Science of the Magical explores our world through the compelling scope of natural and human history and cutting-edge science.

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Author(s): Matt Kaplan
Narrator(s): Eric Michael Summerer
Product Number Z100100518
Released: Nov 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494594619
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Author(s): Matt Kaplan
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Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781476777139

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