The Magic of Reality (häftad)
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Black Swan
Mckean, Dave (ill.)
Dave McKean
Black and white illustrated chapter headings
177 x 110 x 15 mm
144 g
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The Magic of Reality (häftad)

The Magic of Reality

How we know what's really true

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Häftad Engelska, 2012-06-01
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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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  1. Underbar!

    En helt underbar bok, klart värd att läsa. Den visar vetenskap som den magiska värld vi faktiskt lever i, och hur många olika fascinerande saker som existerar i våran värld, och därmed försöker att visa att vetenskap inte är något att frukta, utan något att omfamna och inspireras av!

  2. Easy to read and understand
    Susanna, 23 juli 2015

    I liked the book for its logical coherency and explanations. It's definitely an eye opener in a sence that it lets the reader see the difference between mythical "tales" and science.

  3. Mycket tydlig och övertygande bok. Lättläst o snudd på...
    AC, 27 april 2013

    Mycket tydlig och övertygande bok. Lättläst o snudd på övertydlig, men om man finner Dawkins andra böcker lite tunga så är det här vägen att ta om man ändå är intresserad.

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"Dawkins has a gift for making science enjoyable ... [He is] one of the greatest scientific writers/explainers of all time." * Bill Gates * "A charming and free-ranging history of science." * Sunday Times * "Prodigiously illustrated and beautifully designed ... I cannot think of a better, or simpler, introduction to science." * The Guardian * "The text is persuasive whatever one's age ... the chapter on rainbows has the clearest explanation of how they appear that I've ever seen." * The Financial Times * "It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read. Again and again I found myself saying "Oh! So that's how genes work!" (or stars, or tectonic plates, or all the other things he explains). Explanations I thought I knew were clarified; things I never understood were made clear for the first time." * Philip Pullman *

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Richard Dawkins has written a string of bestselling books, including the phenomenal The God Delusion. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and has won numerous awards. He was a professor at Oxford University until 2008 and he remains a fellow of New College.