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The magic of reality : how we know what's really true

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First Free Press trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This book explains a wide range of natural phenomena including how old the universe is, why the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, what causes tsunamis, why there are so many kinds of plants and animals, and who the first man, or woman, was. Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, the author reveals the scientific truths behind these occurrences.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9781451675047 1451675046 9781439192818 1439192812
OCLC Number: 796931866
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Transworld Publishers; a fully illustrated hardcover edition first published in Great Britain, with color illustrations by Dave McKean, in 2011 by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is reality? What is magic? --
Who was the first person? --
Why are there so many different kinds of animals? --
What are things made of? --
Why do we have night and day, winter and summer? --
What is the sun? --
What is a rainbow? --
When and how did everything begin? --
Are we alone? --
What is an earthquake? --
Why do bad things happen? --
What is a miracle?.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins ; illustrated by Dave McKean.

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This book explains a wide range of natural phenomena including how old the universe is, why the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, what causes tsunamis, why there are so many kinds of plants and animals, and who the first man, or woman, was. Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, the author reveals the scientific truths behind these occurrences.

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