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Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality - science. Packed with inspiring explanations of space, time and evolution, laced with humour and clever thought experiments, "The Magic of Reality" explores a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? What causes tsunamis? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, inspirational detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist too. Richard Dawkins elucidates the wonders of the natural world to all ages with his inimitable clarity and exuberance in a text that will enlighten and inform for generations to come.

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Reviews 1

The Magic of Reality is an ingenious book that explains many phenomena through the reality - science.

In every chapters, the author introduces some myths before he gives the scientific explanations for every phenomena. Almost knowledge in this book might be general, I suppose that a high school student learns them, however, Richard Dawkin elucidated the reality in another way that is so clever and attractive.

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Generally, the book helps us to open mind with many interesting knowledge such as the evolution, cosmos, physics, biology... I can't answer properly what I gained after reading this book. However, personally I learn some beneficial lessons, for an example, we shouldn't ask "what did the bad things happen to me?" because the things (bad or good) still happen without mind, feeling about us. (You could understand this clearly if you read the chapter 11 of the book). Additionally, I also learn about many things about cosmic and extraterrestrial life (if that exists)

My initial purpose of reading this book is that I want to improve my English. But finally I learn more than I expected. I love the name of this book "The magic of reality" - the real world is very magical if we understood it, the myths are funny but they couldn't help us to understand the nature

Thông tin chi tiết
Tác giả Richard Dawkins,Dave McKean
Nhà xuất bản Black Swan
Năm phát hành 06-2012
ISBN 9780552778909
Trọng lượng (gr) 145
Kích thước 1.7 x 17.8 x 11.0
Số trang 272
Giá bìa 147,000 đ