The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

Written by:
Richard Dawkins
Narrated by:
Lalla Ward , Richard Dawkins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2011
6 hours 30 minutes
An elegant, text-only edition of the New York Times bestseller that’s been hailed as the definitive authority on…everything.

Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works.

Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman?

Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.
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Josh Cosford

Although many of the topics covered were already known to me, Dawkins has an eloquent delivery, and the material presented leaves no guessing as go the true nature of the universe.

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Philip Hodge

After reading and thinking about the concepts of virtual reality, I came to this book with the hope that it addressed the issue of what constituted "true reality". But that's not what this book is about. This is basically just Dawkins slamming creationists as simple minded and praising "science " and evolution as the "correct answers ". But here are a couple of things to consider: One - science doesn't know everything .Scientific "truths " accepted by all the experts often turn out to be wrong . Two - every group of people on the planet has evolved a theology . Doesn't that say something about who and what we are ?

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