Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 352

    Pages
  • 9780140264081

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  • 128 mm

    Width
  • 197 mm

    Height
  • 253 gram

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  • NEW

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 30 SEPTEMBER 1999

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  • 16 mm

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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...  Read More

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    Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL is a British evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was Professor for Public Understanding of Science in the University of Oxford from 1995 to 2008. An atheist, he is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. 

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