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    DescriptionWhat are things made of? What is the sun? Is there really life on other planets? Why do bad things happen? Throughout history, people have invented fascinating stories to explain the world we live in. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun - but what are the real answers to such questions? Professor Richard Dawkins has teamed up with renowned illustrator Dave McKean to take you on an amazing journey from atoms to animals, pollination to paranoia, the big bang to the bigger picture. See the wonder of science come alive in this beautifully illustrated guide to the greatest questions on earth - and some of the answers to them.


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    Title
    The Magic of Reality
    Subtitle
    Illustrated Children's Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 883 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857531940
    ISBN 10: 0857531948
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, YNT, PDA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000, SOC011000
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E5M79
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
    DC23: 501
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, PDA, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    Illustrated throughout with 4 colour integrated artwork
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Doubleday Children's Books
    Publication date
    13 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University (1995-2008). His many bestsellers include The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth. Dave McKean has illustrated many award-winning books and graphic novels, including Coraline and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, the latter winning both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. He has created hundreds of album, comic and book covers, and has designed characters for two of the Harry Potter films. He has also directed two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna.
    Review quote
    "It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read ... Explanations I thought I knew were clarified; things I never understood were made clear for the first time." Philip Pullman "I wanted to write this book but I wasn't clever enough. Now I've read it, I am." Ricky Gervais "Prodigiously illustrated and beautifully designed ... I cannot think of a better, or simpler, introduction to science." Guardian "From the first sentence it reads with the force and fluency of a classic ... a luminous, authoritative prose that transcends age differences." The Times "With fabulous illustrations by Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins' The Magic of Reality is an outstanding science book. Written in a simple. conversational style that will appeal to adults as well as teenagers, it really does explain complex subjects clearly. Every home should have a copy of this beautifully produced book." -- Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller
    Review text
    With fabulous illustrations by Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins' The Magic of Reality is an outstanding science book. Written in a simple. conversational style that will appeal to adults as well as teenagers, it really does explain complex subjects clearly. Every home should have a copy of this beautifully produced book.
    Back cover copy
    What is the sun? Is there really life on other planets? Why do bad things happen? Where do we come from? Throughout history, people have invented fascinating stories to explain the world we live in. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun – but what are the real answers to such questions? Professor Richard Dawkins has teamed up with renowned illustrator Dave McKean to take you on an amazing journey from atoms to animals, pollination to paranoia, the big bang to the bigger picture. See the wonder of science come alive in this beautifully illustrated guide to the greatest questions on earth – and some of the answers to them.