- Hardcover: 271 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (4 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439192812
- ISBN-13: 978-1439192818
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.8 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,763,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True Hardcover – 4 Oct 2011
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"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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
See the wonder of science come alive in this fascinating guide to life’s greatest questions. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
This is most likely due to the subject matter being incredibly complex within the world of biology and evolution.
For the magic of reality, I found it to be an excellent summary of the different branches of science. Chemistry, biology and physics. Enough to give you a good insight but just the mere tip of the iceberg if you wish to explore these subjects further.
A definite recommended read for all those just wanting to increase their general (scientific knowledge)
Only gripe is it was a little short.
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Didn't get to past the second chapter. I think even a ten year old would find the style patronising. Very disappointing indeed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by enstone