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The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World
Written by Ziya Tong
Published by Allen Lane


In The Reality Bubble, science broadcaster Zia Tong embarks on a vivid expedition through the science of time, space, dinosaurs, the modern surveillance state, the obscure secrets of supermarket aisles, and almost literal infinity of everyday illusions. We learn that the most shocking revelations are of what our blind spots teach us to miss, and that none of these complex phenomena are a match for her storytelling prowess. Prepare to have most of your bubbles burst!


From one of the world's most engaging science journalists, a ground-breaking and wonder-filled look at the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways, showing how science can help civilization flourish by opening our eyes.


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An award-winning

broadcaster, Ziya Tong anchored Discovery Channels Daily Planet until its final season in 2018. She has hosted CBCs ZeD and PBSs Weird Science, and worked as a correspondent on PBSs Nova, alongside Neil deGrasse Tyson. She defended Max Eisen's memoir By Chance Alone (shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize in 2017) in the 2019 edition of CBCs Canada Reads. The book won the competition.