• "It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read . . . 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
  • "Prodigiously illustrated and beautifully designed ... I cannot think of a better, or simpler, introduction to science."

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

    The Times
  • "With fabulous illustrations by Dave McKean, Richard Dawkins' The Magic of Reality is an outstanding science book. Written in a simple. conversational style that will appeal to adults as well as teenagers, it really does explain complex subjects clearly. Every home should have a copy of this beautifully produced book."

    Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller