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Defying Gravity by Design and Evolution
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<p><b>The Wonder of Flight. The Science of Evolution. From both, Richard Dawkins weaves a fascinating and beautifully illustrated account of how nature and humans have learned to overcome the pull of gravity and take to the skies.</b></p><p>Have you ever dreamt you could fly? Or imagined what it would be like to glide and swoop through the sky like a bird? Do you let your mind soar to unknown, magical spaces?</p><p>In <i>Flights of Fancy</i>, Richard Dawkins explains how nature and humans have learned to overcome the pull of gravity and take to the skies. From the mythical Icarus, to the sadly extinct but spectacular bird Argentavis magnificens, from the Wright flyer and the 747, to the Tinkerbella fairyfly and the Peregrine falcon. But it is also about flights of the mind, about escaping the everyday – through science, ideas and imagination. Fascinating and beautifully illustrated, this is a unique collaboration between one of the world's leading scientists and a talented artist.</p>

ISBN
9781838937867
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Non Fiction
Published
Pages
304
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<p>Richard Dawkins explores the wonder of flight. A book about flying – from the mythical Icarus, to the sadly extinct but magnificent bird <i>Argentavis magnificens</i>, to the British Airways pilots of today.</p>

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'Richard Dawkins writes with admirable clarity and Jana Lenzova illustrates in much the same way ... A masterly investigation of all aspects of flight, human and animal. This is a beautifully produced book that will appeal across age groups'

Alexander McCall-Smith

'He has made Darwinism cooler than it has any right to be'

Sunday Times

<b>PRAISE FOR RICHARD DAWKINS</b>: <br />
'Written with all the clarity and elegance of which Dawkins is a master. It should have a place in every school library – especially in the library of every 'faith' school' Philip Pullman, on <i>The God Delusion</i>. <br />
'One of the best non-fiction writers alive today'

Steven Pinker

Illustrations
60 integrated col
Editions
ISBN
9781838937850
Format
Hardback
Title
Flights of Fancy
ISBN
9781838937867
Format
Paperback
Title
Flights of Fancy
ISBN
9781838937874
Format
eBook
Title
Flights of Fancy
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<p>Richard Dawkins is one of the world's most eminent writers and thinkers; has 2.9 million followers on Twitter; and sold millions of copies of his previous books worldwide.</p>

<p>Lucid and accessible – the perfect gift for inquiring minds and any Richard Dawkins fan.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>The Lost Words</i>; David Attenborough.</p>

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129
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198
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