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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; Newtons unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries dont lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution ofte 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; Newtons unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries dont 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 isnt), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.

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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; Newtons unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries dont lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution ofte 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; Newtons unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries dont 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 isnt), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.
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Title Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder Height 13.4
Richard Dawkins Width 1.6
ISBN-13 9780140264081 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140264086 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin Books Pages 352
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