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    The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (CD-Audio) By (author) Richard Dawkins, Illustrated by Dave McKean, Read by Richard Dawkins, Read by Lalla Ward

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    DescriptionWhat are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? And are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. 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 is the real answer to such questions? "The Magic of Reality", with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages - young adults, adults, children, octogenarians. Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more. In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, earthquakes, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.


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    Title
    The Magic of Reality
    Subtitle
    How We Know What's Really True
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins, Illustrated by Dave McKean, Read by Richard Dawkins, Read by Lalla Ward
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 141 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846572821
    ISBN 10: 1846572827
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN, PDZ
    DC22: 508
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55220
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    Thema V1.0: WN, PDZ
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Audiobooks
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    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 and The God Delusion. Dave McKean has illustrated many award winning books and graphic novels, including Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and the Newberry and Carnegie Medal winning The Graveyard Book. 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.