As mentioned when I received my hardback copy there is a digital version of the Magic of Reality to coincide with the release of Dawkins’ more youth-orientated tome.
Not just any kindle-esque retread of the book, but a fully interactive iPad version complete with audio and video to enhance what is already a visually stunning piece of work.
If you want to download the app, then go to iTunes (here).
It’s currently priced at £9.99 which is good value considering the content you’re getting, and cheaper than a lot of simple Kindle books on the new releases list.
So, what do you get for your money? Well, alongside the FULL text Dawkins wrote for the tangible hardback version, and the beautiful Dave McKean illustrations, you also get:
• Unique visual navigation and intuitive gesture controls
• Exclusive audio and video from Richard Dawkins
• Over 75 stunning animations that leap from the screen to bring the ancient myths to life
• 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!
Overall, for less than the cost of the hardback you get a huge amount of content, which appeals to me as an adult, but will also entertain and educate any child from around the age of 12 upwards. (Even younger if my childhood memories are anything to go by!).
If you’re not yet sold, then click here for an interactive preview: http://www.magicofrealityapp.com/
*I get no money from the links, I am merely presenting this post for info and to spread more rational thought!