Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dawkins latest - Magic of Reality

Richard Dawkins' new book, The Magic of Reality is out very soon and I have just pre-ordered my copy from Amazon, via the link on

MAGIC takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods’ bridge to earth. The Japanese used to explain earthquakes by conjuring a gigantic catfish who carried the world on his back—earthquakes occurred each time he flipped his tail. 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.  Read on and order your copy!

It might be aimed at younger people, but so was Harry Potter and I enjoyed that.  One thing can be certain - this book will be interesting throughout, not dipping into dreadful Tolkeinian intricate detail like some of the later Potter novels.

The other difference is that this is about reality!


Hilary said...

Ha - beat you to it, pre ordered my copy several days ago... H :)

Tony said...

Looking forward to reading it. Bound to be fab!