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The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true (Paperback)
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The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 13/09/2012
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What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun - but what is the real answer to such questions. "The Magic of Reality", with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages - young adults, adults, children, octogenarians. Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more. In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, earthquakes, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593066133
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 254 x 205 mm

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“a brilliant introduction”

I've bought this for a child in my life, and can't wait to start reading it to her. For all of the religious influences around her in her life, I was relieved that this was brought out so that you can start... More

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“Subtly brilliant!”

This book is aimed at a broader more ' less academically ' educated audience, not to say it's not scientific. I myself am a chemistry graduate and still baffled at the lack of knowledge i have i this... More

Paperback edition
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“Sadly Necessary”

It is almost inconceivable that, in the twenty-first century, Richard Dawkins felt the need to write a book like the Magic of Reality, but the sad fact is that he was probably correct: scientific ignorance seems to be... More

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