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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2012
21 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Tony Henjel ,

The Miracle of Reality

In reading Richard Dawkins book "The Miracle of Reality" I can honestly say that there is not a word that is wrong or hard to believe, in fact, it's all too easy to believe. The truth is more magical than any stories in the Bible. The magic of reality.
Anthony Henjel

pocketscience ,

Beautiful

What a wonderful book. I've started reading and discussing parts of it with my kids. They too find it magical, and in the best possible way.

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