Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow

by Richard Dawkins

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/04/2006

  $14.99

A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds.


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.

ISBN:
9780141937038
9780141937038
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-04-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University (1995-2008).

His many bestsellers include The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.

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