Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Free Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451690134
ISBN - 13: 9781451690132
From the Publisher
Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world's most celebrated
evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many
wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his
unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the
world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and
jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a
stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the
universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a
jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of
plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with
the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature,
Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these
occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only
mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think
like a scientist as well.
About the Author
Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic
engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was
educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University
of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the
Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science.
He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins'
books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind
Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His
newest book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels
war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his
points with historical and contemporary evidence.
Dave McKean was born on December 29, 1963 in Maidenhead, England.
He is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, filmmaker
and musician. McKean is best known for his regular collaboration
with Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask, McKean's first feature film as
director and visual designer, premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival in January 2005. The screenplay was written by Neil