The Magic of Reality How We Know What s Really True 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 t

  • Title: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
  • Author: Richard Dawkins Dave McKean
  • ISBN: 9781439192818
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thatMagic 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 that carried the world on its back earthquakes occurred each time it flipped its 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 as well.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.

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    1. عندما كنت (أي ريتشارد دوكنز) في عمر الثماني سنوات, انتقلت أسرتي للإقامة لفترة قصيرة في منزل يُطلق عليه اسم "كوكوز", يبلغ عمره نحو 400 سنة, بدعامات سوداء من الطراز المعماري التيودوري, ولم يكن مثيراً للدهشة, أن أسطورة اختصت بالمنزل حول كاهن توفي منذ زمن بعيد مخفي في ممر سري. وكانت ت [...]

    2. ‭The magic of reality : how we know what's really true, Richard Dawkinsتاریخ نخستین خوانش: هجدهم ماه فوریه سال 2017 میلادیعنوان: جادوی واقعیت، چطور میدانیم چه چیزی واقعا درست است؟؛ نویسنده: ریچارد داوکینز (داکینز)؛ تصویرگر: دیو مک‌کین؛ ترجمه و تنظیم: مینا خبوشانی، ویراستار: آرش حسینیان؛ ناشر: اینترنتی، 1392؛ [...]

    3. لا تقرأ لهذا الرجل فهو ملحدو هل أقرأ له شروح فقهية أو سيرة نبوية؟ ! إنما هو العلم الذى يملكه بنو البشر بغض النظر عن الدين و الجنس و النوع و العرق.و لكنه يبث إلحاده بين السطور و ينفى دائما وجود الإله بل و يسخر في هذا الكتاب تحديدا من المعجزات النبوية سواء التوراتية أو غيرها.يا عز [...]

    4. To be sure, I need to be clear as to WHY I like this book. It's not like any of the science or reasoning in it is new or unusual, or that I haven't heard many similar reasonings here or there all the way from high school physics courses all the way to certain and strange movies I've enjoyed.Why I do love this book is simple: it's clear, concise, and it does a very admirable job of setting up magical thinking in all its flavors against the fundamentals of science.It's a great primer. I think I wo [...]

    5. A surprising number of scientists feel that Richard Dawkins does the public understanding of science real harm through his belligerent attacks on religion, which turn off a good half of his potential audience, but no one can doubt that he has a talent for getting science, particularly biology, across to a general readership. This is his first attempt at a children's book (or rather a 'family' book as it is aimed at a wider readership) and it has much to praise.The Magic of Reality is a solid fee [...]

    6. اگر چندان اهل تماشایِ مستندهای گوناگون در رابطه با چگونگی شکل گیریِ جهانِ پیرامونِ خودتان نیستید و بهتر میدانید که با خواندنِ کتاب پی به این رازِ بزرگ ببرید دوستانِ گرانقدر، من این کتاب را برایِ شروع پیشنهاد میکنم توضیحاتِ کامل و بی نقص همراه با تصاویرِ دیدنیالبته همگی با چگ [...]

    7. I am still sizzling with delight over my latest Dawkins' read - having soaked up its information like a hungry sponge. It leaves the reader totally awed and dazzled with the world. I’m humming with it. The birds (plump with protons and neurons, atoms and molecules) are singing louder than ever in the garden, and that amazingly mysterious and wonderful star that we call the sun, (roaring away converting hydrogen to helium), shines even more brilliantly in the blue sky as we make a sedate path r [...]

    8. I live in the United States in the 21st century. There is no greater danger to our species and our civilization right now than religious crazies. How can we ask our businesses to change the way they do business so as to prevent climate change if half of the country doesn't believe in scientific evidence? Or worse yet, if they expect a big bearded man to come down and bail us out if things get too bad?What about the people who believe that the world will end, in the next few years, with a war in [...]

    9. I'm a big fan of Dawkins ever since reading The Selfish Gene many many years ago. However, I was very disppointed in this book, which is so basic that it shouldn't contain surprises for anyone who graduated from high school. There were no surprises and nothing really new - the most interesting part for me was how each chapter is introduced with an example of a myth that people have made up to explain some natural phenomenon, which the rest of the chapter then explains. I found the majority of it [...]

    10. يتحدث ريتشارد دوكنز في هذا الكتاب الذي أنتهى منه في عام 2011 عن بعض الظواهر الطبيعية والطبية والكونية وكيفية حدوثها وماذا كانت تعتقد الأمم القديمة عنها قبل أن يأتي العلم الحديث بتفسير لها، الكتاب شيق وممتع وترجمة عدنان الشهاوي كانت متقنة ورائعة لدرجة تشعر بها بأن لغة الكتاب ا [...]

    11. این کتاب کوتاه و مصور ، نظریه فرگشت (یا تکامل) را به زبانی ساده توضیح می دهدنظریه فرگشت یک نظریه علمی در مورد تحولات عالم جانداران است . بر اساس گفته های این کتاب ، انسان ها و تمامی پستاندارانی که در حال حاضر بر روی زمین زندگی می کنند یک جد مشترک در 185 میلیون سال قبل داشته اند که گ [...]

    12. এসএসসি, এইচএসসি'র ছাত্রছাত্রী এবং নন-সায়েন্স ব্যাকগ্রাউন্ড নিয়ে লেখাপড়া করেছেন যারা তাদের জন্য অসাধারণ (৫ তারা দেয়ার মতো) এক বই। তবে সায়েন্স ব্যাকগ্রাউন্ড যাদের, তারা নতুন কিছু জানার আশায় প [...]

    13. فى "سحر الواقع" يأخذنا داوكنز فى مقارانات عديدة بين الأساطير والعلم فى استعراض جذاب يجعلك لا تترك الكتاب لحظة! لقد نجح تماماً فى جعلى قارئة نهمة لكتابه حتى انتهيت منه!! فى أول فصلين يحاول داوكنز جاهداً تأكيد قانون الانتخاب الطبيعى الذى جاء به داروين وأثره فى تفسير عملية التطو [...]

    14. انا قارئة مبتدئة لذا لا تضحكوا ان قلت لكم اني ترددت كثيرا قبل قراءة هذا الكتاب ريتشارد دوكنز ملحد ماذا ساستفيد من هذا النوع من الكتب لكن فضولي تغلب في نهاية الامر و رغم ذلك حملت معي سلاحي و قررت اذا لم يعجبني ما يقوله سوف اتوقف لكن المفاجاة اني وجدت الكتاب جد جد جد ممتع من الكت [...]

    15. خمس نجمات لا تكفي واحد من اهم الكتب العلمية التي قراءتها بل هو الاهم تبسيط النظريات العلمية بطريقة رائعة ودحض الخرافات بأسلوب مقنع

    16. يسعى المؤلف في كتابه الى تبيان أن الواقع - كما تفسره الحقائق العلمية - أكثر سحراً وإبداعاً من التفسيرات الأسطورية التي تستند الى رد الواقع الى قوى خارقة وأحداث غريبة أو الحظ والمصادفة. واستخدم في كتابه لغة علمية سلسة وبالغة التشويق، تعرض الحقائق العلمية بأسلوب مبسط ومفهوم لش [...]

    17. Sa Čarolijom stvarnosti Richard Dawkins je želio na zanimljiv i razumljiv način približiti djeci ono što znamo o svijetu oko nas. Ilustracije je radio Dave McKean, možda najpoznatiji po naslovnicama mnogih izdanja Gaimanovog Sandmana. Sviđa mi se njegov stil. Ilustracije su pomaknute, zanimljive i dobro su uklopljene u knjigu.Dawkins knjigu preporučuje djeci od 12 godina pa na više, no zbog jednostavnije obrade tema nije loša ni za odrasle koji ne bi ulazili u dubinu pojedinih tema, a [...]

    18. Great book: clear and accessible (not sure of the best age group, though). Kids are naturally curious and fascinated by how the world works. They're also susceptible to all kinds of nonsense, of course. This much-needed book fill s a gap between simplistic kids' books and adult science books. Also, we need books that help kids understand, not just the facts of the world, but how we know them and, more generally, how do we know whether something's true or not? And I should think this book would b [...]

    19. جميل وسلس جدا، بعض مواضيعه قد تكون معروفة للجميع، لكن المرور عليها مع داوكنز له اضافات خاصة. سيكون ضمن الكتب التي ارشحها لأي قارئ يحب البحث في الامور بشكل شامل. الترجمة ممتازة.

    20. كتاب مهم لمعرفة الظواهر الطبيعية من حولنا والأسئلة التي لم تجاوب لماذا الشتاء والصيف ؟ لماذا النهار والليل ؟ ماهي الزلازل ؟ وماهي المعجزة ؟ أسئلة وجودية مهمه تجد أجوبتها في هذا الكتاب الممتع

    21. A note for all my friends, if you like my review please go to and click the like button. It would help my "reviewer cred". Thanks and enjoy this wonderful book.The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins"The Magic of Reality" is the latest contribution by evolutionary-biologist icon Richard Dawkins. Professor Dawkins is on a mission of education and in this enlightening book he reaches a younger audience by introducing science like only he can. In one of the most be [...]

    22. Dawkins here seeks to enthuse young minds about science: not only with its discoveries but as an approach to the world that is far more thrilling and fascinating - not to say productive - than the idle stories and easy answers of myth and religion. Indeed, it is inherently an encouragement to learn and to challenge one's intellect, rather than to remain ignorant.Each chapter addresses a question about the world: What are things made of? What is a rainbow? Dawkins commences in each case by recoun [...]

    23. Richard Dawkins’in okuduğum ilk kitabı Gerçeğin Büyüsü çok iyi hazırlanmış, bir çok hurafe ve söylencenin, gerçekte ne oduğunu ya da olmadığını anlatan güzel bir kitap. İlk olarak bize anlatılan söylenceleri veriyor sonrasında ise gerçekleri sıralıyor. Bilimin cevap veremediği daha doğrusu henüz veremediği şeyler ile ilgili son derece uydurma bilgilere girmeyin diyor. Günümüzde insanlık ne kadar ilerlemiş olsa da hala bir zamanlar olduğu varsayılan yalanl [...]

    24. كعادته دوكنز يحاول ينظر للعلم كفريضه حقيقيه وقويه في هذا الوجود المليء بالأسئله ، يسعى في كتابه هذا ليجاوب عن أهم الأسئله التي شغلت الأنسان منذ الأزل مثل( أصل الأنسان، والأشياء، والليل والنهار، والكوارث والأمراض، وسبب الضرر) ، يسرد لنا تاريخ الأسئله وكيف ان الانسان تعامل مع [...]

    25. I don't think I can put it any better than the quote from Ricky Gervais on the back of this book:"I wanted to write this book, but I wasn't smart enough. Now that I've read it, I am."This is an excellent book even for those who like me, were generally familiar with most of the concepts tackled within it already. The trick to knowing whether you really understand something or not is whether or not you can explain it to someone else and have them understand it too. Before reading this book I'm not [...]

    26. I enjoy reading and learning about myths. I devour a good ghost story. I actively seek out tales of the supernatural. But I also believe that the greatest magic of all is the magic of reality, and for that reason, I love science.This was a library copy, but after reading, it's one I'll purchase if only so I can have it around for the kids to thumb through. In fact, it is written in such a basic and easily digestible format that I am considering using in my home school curriculum.This beautifully [...]

    27. Whilst I would not dare to fault Dawkins' science, to describe his grasp of the role of myth and story in social evolution as 'limited' would, yet again, be generous. Philip Pullman is quoted in the cover: 'The clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read.' Perhaps Mr Pullman read a pre-publication edition in which the writing wasn't dominated by a 1950's avuncular style, peppered with complex concepts and language, the understanding of which is assumed. Also to c [...]

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