The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

The Magic of Reality

By Richard Dawkins

  • Release Date: 2012-06-21
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Score: 4.5
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Description

Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality - science.

Packed with inspiring explanations of space, time and evolution, laced with humour and clever thought experiments, The Magic of Reality explores a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? What causes tsunamis? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, inspirational detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist too.

Richard Dawkins elucidates the wonders of the natural world to all ages with his inimitable clarity and exuberance in a text that will enlighten and inform for generations to come.

Reviews

  • Good book

    5
    By D.D 36
    Without a doubt, extraordinarily inspiring and highly educational.
  • Wonderfully explained.

    5
    By DoruCT
    Wonderfully explained to everyone at all levels of understanding. So many subjects reduced to "bite size" and so easy to "digest"
  • Fantastic

    5
    By clarke ching
    I'm 42, reasonably intelligent and I learned a lot by reading this book. Perhaps "learned" is the wrong word ... I knew much of the content before, but now I understand it. Excellent.
  • Great Pictures

    4
    By Brett Shirley
    This a great book that I got for free when I went to his lecture. The language, be it slightly simplistic, makes a really good read that, if you have forgotten your school chemistry lessons will reignite that spark. The illustrations are very good and have a dreamy quality to them. Really good read.

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