Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow

Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 1998.
ISBN: 9780713992144
071399214X
9780140264081
0140264086
Characteristics: xiv, 336 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 15, 2016

An extremely well written and researched book. Richard Dawkins does an exemplary jobs of explaining the concepts and makes them easy to understand.

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