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Unweaving the Rainbow - Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed) Loot Price: R312
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Unweaving the Rainbow - Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed)

Richard Dawkins

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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.


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Imprint: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2000
First published: April 2000
Authors: Richard Dawkins
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-618-05673-6
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > General
LSN: 0-618-05673-4
Barcode: 9780618056736

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