The Magic of Reality is released in hardback and audio editions on 15th September 2011. It will also be available as a stunning iPad App.
What are things made of?
What is the sun?
Why do bad things happen?
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? These fantastical myths are fun -- but what is the real answer to such questions?
The Magic of Reality 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, our genetic ancestors, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery.
Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will inspire and amaze readers of all ages, and will entertain and inform for years to come.