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.