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The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true - Community Reviews back

by Richard Dawkins
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Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 5 years ago
However good it is - never, ever, ever buy it for your children.
The Meilairean Reviews
The Meilairean Reviews rated it 5 years ago
This is a review to the Indonesian edition published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (2015). It has been ages since I bought a non-fiction, let alone a scientific non-fiction (I had my days when I read heaps of books on socialism). I have my regret that I did not bought those Selidik National Geog...
XOX
XOX rated it 6 years ago
And adults would enjoy this one too. Lot of information put into concise and interesting ways. As Richard Dawkins is aiming at young readers, he made things simple, direct and readily comprehensible. As I got the hard cover with lot of color pages, it is a wonderful read. Good coffee table book i...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: nonfiction, published-2011, winter-20112012, fraudio, kiddlewinks, philosophy Read from January 03 to February 02, 2012 ** spoiler alert ** mp3(GRAD-grynd)MEANING:noun: Someone who is solely interested in cold, hard facts. ETYMOLOGY: After Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian mill-owne...
crstarlette
crstarlette rated it 8 years ago
Knocking out ignorance with the 1 - 2 punch of exposing religious myths for what they are and explaining the scientific facts that have replaced the myths. And fantastic illustrations to boot.
localcharacter
localcharacter rated it 9 years ago
This book is aimed at teens, I guess, but while the science seems to be at the appropriate level, its discursive and rhetorical style are probably going to go over their heads. Dawkins' approach is to present mythical explanations for natural phenomena, followed by our current scientific understandi...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 9 years ago
"Not his best effort"I enjoyed this book, but in comparison to his other books this one is only okay. It's similar but not as good as "The History of Nearly Everything" or "Science Matters". Each of those books cover similar topics but in more depth and better expositions.It's unfair of me to rank t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
mp3(GRAD-grynd)MEANING:noun: Someone who is solely interested in cold, hard facts. ETYMOLOGY: After Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian mill-owner in Charles Dickens's novel Hard Times. Gradgrind runs a school with the idea that hard facts and rules are more important than love, emotions, and feelings...
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it 9 years ago
This is a beautiful book with some really great illustrations, and it does a wonderful job of making science accessible to younger readers (although, not super young - the writing style is a bit challenging at times). This would be a really cool textbook, or style for a textbook.The writing occasion...
sarafrances
sarafrances rated it 9 years ago
this book is awesome, like life-changing awesome. if i had read this book as a little girl (not that my parents would have let me anywhere near this book when i was little) i might be a scientist right now, for real. sadly i'm too old and dumb to totally change things up like that. but this book has...
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