A stunning collaboration between a world-famous scientist and outstanding illustrator
Richard Dawkins first catapulted to fame with his iconic work The Selfish Gene (1976) which he followed with a string of prestigious books, the latest of which was Part 1 of his autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder (2013). He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature and the recipient of numerous honours and awards. He remains a fellow of New College, Oxford. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world s top thinker in Prospect magazine s poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries.
"It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read . . . Explanations I thought I knew were clarified; things I never understood were made clear for the first time." * Philip Pullman *
"I wanted to write this book but I wasn't clever enough. Now I've read it, I am." * Ricky Gervais *
"Prodigiously illustrated and beautifully designed ... I cannot think of a better, or simpler, introduction to science." * Guardian *
"From the first sentence it reads with the force and fluency of a classic ... a luminous, authoritative prose that transcends age differences." * The Times *
"With fabulous illustrations by Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins' The Magic of Reality is an outstanding science book. Written in a simple. conversational style that will appeal to adults as well as teenagers, it really does explain complex subjects clearly. Every home should have a copy of this beautifully produced book." -- Marilyn Brocklehurst * The Bookseller *