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    The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (Paperback) By (author) Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins, Illustrated by Dave McKean

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    DescriptionMagic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors invoked in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that a goddess swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. Aside from these extraordinary tales, there is another kind of magic that lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality--science. Packed with dazzling illustrations and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a wide range of natural phenomena. Having spent his career elucidating the wonders of science for adult readers, Richard Dawkins has now teamed up with acclaimed artist Dave McKean to share the magic of science with readers of all ages: What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a stunning, illustrated guide to the secrets of our world--and the universe beyond.

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    The Magic of Reality
    How We Know What's Really True
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins, Illustrated by Dave McKean
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 271
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451690217
    ISBN 10: 1451690215

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 501
    BIC subject category V2: PDA, JFHF
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    DC22: 501
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    Abridged Dewey: 501
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: YT
    Libri: I-YT
    B&T Approval Code: X01500000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FXZ
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
    LC classification: Q173 .D27 2011B
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, PDR, XQA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    09 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "I wanted to write this book but I wasn't clever enough. Now I've read it, I am" --Ricky Gervais