Fire, Ice, and Physics

Fire, Ice, and Physics The Science of Game of Thrones

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Synopsis

Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science--fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, "But how would it work?" In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262539616
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 500
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 386g
Height: 141mm
Width: 221mm
Spine width: 25mm