Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

by Dawkins, Richard
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ISBN: 9780618056736
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Did Newton unweave the rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, insight, and spellbinding prose that have made him a best-selling author, Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder.
This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and isn't), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.
  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Dawkins, Richard
  • ISBN: 9780618056736
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 1.04
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • Publication Year: 2024

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