• "Dawkins has a gift for making science enjoyable ... [He is] one of the greatest scientific writers/explainers of all time."

    Bill Gates
  • "From the first sentence it reads with the force and fluency of a classic ... a luminous, authoritative prose that transcends age differences"

    The Times
  • "Stunning in appearance ... the book is a triumph"

    New Scientist
  • "The text is persuasive whatever one's age ... the chapter on rainbows has the clearest explanation of how they appear that I've ever seen"

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

    Ricky Gervais