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Unweaving the rainbow [electronic resource] : Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder. Richard Dawkins.

Dawkins, Richard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547347356 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2000.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2000. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1120 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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