Unweaving the Rainbow
Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
By (author) Richard Dawkins
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Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
Book DescriptionA dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds Cover note: Each copy of the new edition of Unweaving the Rainbow features a unique wavelength pattern. No two covers are exactly alike. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. 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 on the human appetite for wonder. Cover note: Each copy of the new edition of Unweaving the Rainbow features a unique wavelength pattern. No two covers are exactly alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141026183
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Dawkins
In 1995 Richard Dawkins became the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of THE SELFISH GENE, THE BLIND WATCHMAKER (Penguin, 1988) and CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE (Penguin, 1996).
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