The Magic Of Reality : How We Know What's Really True (Hardcover)

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Richard Dawkins teams up with illustrator Dave McKean ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book") to write a graphic book examining natural phenomena.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781439192818
SKU 220695906
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1439192812
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941, where his father was stationed while fighting with the Allied Forces in World War II. The family returned to England in 1949, where Dawkins was raised and educated, eventually earning his PhD in zoology from Oxford in 1966. His first teaching job was at the University of California at Berkeley in 1967, where he was an active participant in anti-Vietnam War rallies and protests. In 1970, he returned to Oxford as a professor, and has since held various prestigious positions at the university, including Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. In 1976, Dawkins entered into the greater public's conscience with his first book, THE SELFISH GENE, which greatly enhanced awareness of how evolution works at the genetic level. He has remained at the forefront of the international scientific community, revolutionizing concepts of sociobiology and engaging in a playful public debate with his associate Stephen Jay Gould over the details of evolutionary development. Dawkins has also been a prominent critic of creationists and proponents of intelligent design, arguing that the abundance of conclusive evidence supporting the history of evolution marks opposing arguments as irrelevant and absurd. In his 2006 bestseller, THE GOD DELUSION, Dawkins publicly promoted the righteousness of atheism, citing the long history of atrocities performed in the name of various faiths.
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Editors Note Richard Dawkins teams up with illustrator Dave McKean (Coraline, The Graveyard Book) to write a graphic book examining natural phenomena.
Annotation Renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins teams up with illustrator Dave McKean to explain to a young readership how science works, and how wonderful a study it can be. Dawkins also covers such topics as rainbows, earthquakes, the sun, the first people, the age of the planets and the universe, and why bad things sometimes happen. Children will appreciate the non-condescending way that Dawkins writes, and adult audiences may also enjoy the clarity and poetic enthusiasm with which Dawkins explains natural phenomena.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0271
Publisher Free Press

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