Richard Dawkins has said for several years that he would like to write a children’s book about science. Apparently he has finally completed the task: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True is due out Oct. 4, 2011. The 288-page book will be illustrated by Dave McKean, and will discuss questions like:
- What are things made of?
- What is the sun?
- Why is there night and day — winter and summer?
- What is an earthquake?
- What is a rainbow?
- Who were the first man and woman?
- When did everything begin?
Hat tip to Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta.