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Experience the magic of Richard Dawkins’ reality

Posted by: Thu-Huong Ha

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If living in Richard Dawkins’ world is to live without an omnipotent creator, to explain life’s most wondrous mysteries with scientific fact, is it also to live in a world devoid of beauty and magic? No, says Dawkins, in his newest book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, which makes its U.S. debut today in print and as an app.

Illustrated by Dave McKean, The Magic of Reality is Dawkins’ first book targeted toward both children and adults, providing scientific answers to many of humankind’s most basic questions: What is reality? What is magic? When and how did everything begin? Are we alone? Why do bad things happen? In this volume Dawkins uses principles of the natural sciences to show children (and remind adults): “The truth is more magical — in the best and most exciting sense of the word — than any myth or made-up mystery or miracle.”

Check out the U.S. hardcover edition or experience the interactive iPad app, filled with animations, experiments and games for children.

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