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Magic of Reality Richard Dawkins

Magic of Reality

Richard Dawkins

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ISBN : 9780593066133
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Richard Dawkinss The Selfish Gene revolutionized the way we see natural selection. His blockbuster The God Delusion provoked worldwide debate. Now this master science writer has teamed up with David McKean, a master of the graphic novel, to create aMoreRichard Dawkinss The Selfish Gene revolutionized the way we see natural selection. His blockbuster The God Delusion provoked worldwide debate. Now this master science writer has teamed up with David McKean, a master of the graphic novel, to create a new genre: the graphic science book. The Magic of RealityScience is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth.With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins uses each chapter to answer one of these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, with the help of McKeans marvelous full-color illustrations, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun--explaining the life and death of stars- why theres a night and a day--ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet- what a rainbow really is--going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe- and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin? This is a frame-by-frame look at the infinite beauty behind everyday phenomenon.