Author(s): Richard Dawkins; Dave McKean
"What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? Or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? These fantastical myths are fun but what are the real answers to such questions? The Magic of Reality, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages young adults, adults, children, octogenarians. Teaming up with the renowned illustrator Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins answers all these questions and many more. In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, earthquakes, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of charact
See the wonder of science come alive in this fascinating guide to life's greatest questions.
Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University (1995-2008). His many bestsellers include The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth. Dave McKean has illustrated many award-winning books and graphic novels, including Coraline and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, the latter winning both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. He has created hundreds of album, comic and book covers, and has designed characters for two of the Harry Potter films. He has also directed two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna.