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

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

by Helen Keen

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Overview

A myth-busting, jaw-dropping, fun-filled tour through the science of your favorite fantastical world.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316315838
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,268,313
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Helen Keen is an award-winning comedy writer and performer. Her first solo stand up show, It Is Rocket Science was picked up by BBC Radio 4, won the 2013 WISE Media Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 Writers' Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fire

1 Here Be Dragons 3

2 Firepower 33

3 Weapons of Westeros - A (Battle) Field Guide 59

Part 2 Ice

4 Northern Exposure 89

5 All Creatures Great and Small (And Cold) 117

6 Another Ice Brick in the Wall 167

Part 3 Magic

7 Mother Tongue of Dragons 181

8 Real Magic 197

9 How Will It End? 239

Acknowledgements 250

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