Reviews

  • "It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read. Again and again I found myself saying "Oh! So that's how genes work!" (or stars, or tectonic plates, or all the other things he explains). Explanations I thought I knew were clarified; things I never understood were made clear for the first time"

    Philip Pullman
  • "I wanted to write this book but I wasn't clever enough. Now I've read it, I am"

    Ricky Gervais
  • "The Magic of Reality provides a beautiful, accessible and wide ranging volume that addresses the questions that all of us have about the universe...written with the masterful and eloquently literate style of perhaps the best popular expositor of science, Richard Dawkins, and delightfully illustrated by Dave McKean. What more could anyone ask for?"

    Lawrence Krauss, author of Quantum Man, and A Universe from Nothing
  • "From the first sentence it reads with the force and fluency of a classic ... a luminous, authoritative prose that transcends age differences"

    The Times
  • "A charming and free-ranging history of science"

    The Sunday Times