The Magic of Reality Reviews
"Starred Review. This book may be exactly what's needed to increase science literacy for readers of all ages." - Publishers Weekly
"I wanted to write this book but I wasn't clever enough. Now I've read it, I am." - Ricky Gervais
"Watch for this to be mooted and bruited in school board meetings to come. And score points for Dawkins, who does a fine job of explaining earthquakes and rainbows in the midst of baiting the pious." - Kirkus Reviews
"What a team to highlight the world's wondrous natural phenomena..." - Library Journal
"I am often asked to recommend good books on science for young people. From now on, I will not have to hesitate. The Magic of Reality provides a beautiful, accessible and wide ranging volume that addresses the questions that all of us have about the universe, separating often too-little known facts from too-frequently believed fictions. For this reason it should be a powerful resource for people of all ages, written with the masterful and eloquently literate style of perhaps the best popular expositor of science, Richard Dawkins, and delightfully illustrated by Dave McKean. What more could anyone ask for?" - Lawrence Krauss is Foundation Professor and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University
"Exhilarating. 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, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy
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