The Magic of Reality

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

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 21/06/2012
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The Magic of Reality
The Magic of Reality
Richard Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality begins with a question: if reality is everything that exists, then how do we know what exists? In many cases this que... READ MORE
Erin Britton


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.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552778053
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 216g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 17 mm

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The Magic of Reality
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 ba... READ MORE
The Magic of Reality
Brilliant Book!
I would highly recommend this book for any first-time 'scientists', religious skeptics or anyone interested in science/philosophy/history or the Earth. The... READ MORE
The Magic of Reality
The Magic of Reality
This book is perfect for a teenager or someone who lacks knowledge (I did learn/relearn some topics). However, if you want to delve deeper, this book is no... READ MORE
Felipe Dinis