this book is awesome, like life-changing awesome. if i had read this book as a little girl (not that my parents would have let me anywhere near this book when i was little) i might be a scientist right now, for real. sadly i'm too old and dumb to totally change things up like that. but this book has installed a new sense of wonderment in me about how fantastically interesting our universe and life is. Dawkins is incredibly talented at explaining very complex things and his writing is not boring or nap-inducing at all. LOVE! the artwork is also top-notch and really helped clarify some of the more abstract ideas in this book. The Magic of Reality really puts all other science text books to shame.