Another great book by Richard Dawkins, very educational, and aesthetically pleasing. Well worth reading.
The story of ‘How Things Really Work’.
Each Chapter starts with a question…
- Who was the first person?
- What are things made of?
- What is a rainbow?
- Etc. etc.
Most of these chapters commence with the ‘Origin Myth’ of how ‘local people’ answered these questions. Taken from different tribes all over the planet. I particularly like the Origin Myths of a small Hebrew desert tribe.
The explanation of “Who was the first person really?” is brilliantly illustrated and a great example of evolution. The linking of all the photos (snapshots taken every 10,000 years) is a wonderful way of demonstrating evolution so most people should be able to understand it.
As you can see from the images the book is amazingly illustrated by Dave McKean.
Further explanations about rainbows, tectonic plates, what creates the seasons, evolution and many other fascinating subjects (that a huge number of people really do not understand) fill this great book.
Highly recommended purchase, go to Magic Of Reality by Richard Dawkins – Book Depository And purchase yourself a copy now. Make sure it is the illustrated version and not just the text version.
I believe there is even a version illustrated for children.