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[UPDATE - iPad app]UK & US release info - The Magic of Reality

[UPDATE 9/26] iPad "app"

A note on what this is - i'ts much more than just an "app". I just downloaded it to my iPad and I've finally seen a reason to buy an electronic form of a book. There are lots of interactive features, readings of selected sections by Richard and beautiful artwork that really is best displayed on a screen rather than paper I think - although I'm sure the paper copy of the book will be wonderful, this is particularly spectacular. /Mike


From the iPad web page - yes this is the full text of the book





You'll find more informaiton on the app website www.magicofrealityapp.com

and the App Store link is http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-magic-of-reality/id461771375?mt=8






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note - the postings and comments for the US and UK articles have been merged

UK release 15th Sept
US release 4th Oct

Several people have asked about the book not going up for sale until after the start of the US book tour - it will be available for purchase at the signing events


Click the image to go to the Transworld Publishing site listing all of Richard's UK speaking events for the UK book release



click on image to go to the Simon and Schuster website who is the publisher for the US edition

text below is from the Simon and Schuster website image above
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.

Packed with clever thought experiments, dazzling illustrations and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, graphic detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist.

Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist and one of science education’s most passionate advocates, has spent his career elucidating the wonders of science for adult readers. But now, in a dramatic departure, he has teamed up with acclaimed artist Dave McKean and used his unrivaled explanatory powers to share the magic of science with readers of all ages. This is a treasure trove for anyone who has ever wondered how the world works. Dawkins and McKean have created an illustrated guide to the secrets of our world—and the universe beyond—that will entertain and inform for years to come."
Click on image to go to the Simon and Schuster website for US information


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