The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (Paperback)
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DescriptionMagic 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.
- Published: 21 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780552778053 ISBN 10: 0552778052
- Sales rank: 10,223
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Reviews for The Magic of Reality
Not Illustrated !!
This version of the of the book is not illustrated. This should have been noted in the description of the book. This a text only version and not really ideal for children. . by Andrew Bezzina