By Roger Highfield
Published in The Observer, 1 Dec 2002
Roger Highfield’s last book, “Can Reindeer Fly?”, received the world’s shortest book review, “No.” The Loaded critic clearly had not read the book, because it contains a vivid description of a whole range of cutting edge research to prove that Santa’s supersonic sleigh could indeed be powered by Rudolph and his colleagues.
Having explored the science of Christmas, science journalist Highfield has moved on to unravel the theories that underpin the phenomena in the world of Harry Potter. He has inter viewed the world’s best Muggle scientists to identify the explanations behind everything from the Mirror of Erised to the Invisibility Cloak…