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Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
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from Scribner (October 27, 2015)
9781476777108 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.00
About: From the author of The Science of Monsters, this engaging scientific inquiry provides a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects—from the philosopher’s stone, to love potions to the oracles—from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture.
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Reprint edition from Scribner (October 25, 2016)
9781476777115 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $16.00
About: “Filled with cool cocktail-party tidbits, Matt Kaplan considers how things that were once the stuff of legends could one day become reality” (The Atlantic) in this fun scientific inquiry into the mystical places and magical objects of ancient and contemporary lore—from the fountain of youth, to love potions, to Super Mario’s mushrooms.