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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
Magic of reality.
(DLC) 2013409774
(OCoLC)796931866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9781451628920 1451628927 9781409011415 1409011410
OCLC Number: 893679740
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: 1 online resource (267 pages)
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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"Dawkins has a gift for making science enjoyable ... [He is] one of the greatest scientific writers/explainers of all time." * Bill Gates * "From the first sentence it reads with the force and Read more...

 
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