The Magic of Reality
A great app to read with your children that explains the mysteries of the universe.
The Magic of Reality Review
by on February 1, 2013
Richard Dawkins latest book, The Magic of Reality, is presented here in an enhanced iPad format complete with animations and small games. The book tackles the big questions we all have about the universe, but if you’re expecting something heavy hitting, like Stephen Hawkins’ A Brief History of Time, then you’ll probably be disappointed. This is lighter reading.
Dawkins’ approach is to examine the traditional myths that different cultures have used to explain the natural word, and then offer the scientific explanation. Obviously the myths are slightly more colourful, and provide great opportunity for wonderful illustrations, which are weaved intricately throughout the text.
Chapters cover subjects such as who the first human was and what exactly the sun is. As you discover more you’ll learn about chemical compounds and molecular structures. The book and app are probably best for an older child, but the text is persuasive, whatever your age.
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