Science of the Magical
From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to SuperpowersAudiobook CD - 2015
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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] :, Tantor Media Inc.,, 
Copyright Date: ℗2015
Branch Call Number: 398.2 Kap
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7.5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm