Richard Dawkins’ ‘The Magic of Reality’ Comes to the iPad as an Interactive App [video]

British evolutionary biologist and bestselling author of books like ‘The God Delusion‘, Richard Dawkins has launched his latest book ‘The Magic of Reality‘ as an interactive app for the iPad.

The Magic of Reality for iPad is the ultimate digital book experience from one of the world’s greatest scientists, Richard Dawkins, and illustrated by world-renowned artist Dave McKean.

  • When and how did everything begin?
  • What is a miracle?
  • What is the sun?
  • Why do bad things happen?

Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg? Or the great catfish that carries the world on its back? These fantastical myths are fun — but what is the real answer to such questions?

The Magic of Reality for iPad is a new and groundbreaking approach to interactive books, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceeds those of the ancient myths.

Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will inspire and amaze people of all ages.

Key Features:

  1. Full text from the new hardback book The Magic of Reality, beautifully re-imagined for the iPad
  2. Over 250 original illustrations from world-renowned artist Dave McKean
  3. Unique visual navigation and intuitive gesture controls
  4. Exclusive audio and video from Richard Dawkins
  5. Over 75 stunning animations that leap from the screen to bring the ancient myths to life
  6. Interactive demonstrations and games that allow you to get hands on with the science:
  • Create your own rainbows using prisms and light
  • Journey through space to understand the vastness of our universe
  • Simulate the effects of heat, pressure and gravity on different states of matter
  • Travel back in time to find out what your ancient ancestors looked like
  • Artificially breed frogs to escape a hungry snake
  • Fire Newton’s cannon around the Earth
  • And more!
The Magic of Reality iPad app is available in the app store…



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