The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
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Paperback, Free Press, 2012, ISBN13 9781451675047, ISBN10 1451675046

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Magic 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 realityscience.

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 worldand the universe beyond.

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Contributed by: McKean, Dave
Publisher: Free Press
Publish Date: Sep 11, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781451675047
ISBN-10: 1451675046
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7
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