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Richard Dawkins’ Children’s Book Available for Preorder on Amazon


Evolutionary biologist, author, and outspoken atheist and skeptic Richard Dawkins is collaborating with celebrated comic book artist Dave McKean on a children’s book, which will hit stores on October 4th. Titled The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, the book promises not just to stuff children’s heads with factoids, as some children’s books do, but to teach them critical thinking skills and introduce them to the scientific method.

From the book jacket as posted on Dawkins’ site:

The Magic of Reality, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages — young adults, adults, children, octogenarians … In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths.

We encounter rainbows, our genetic ancestors, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.

Now available for preorder on Amazon.

(Amazon via Boing Boing)

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