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

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

Richard Dawkins


From the bestselling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkinss Unweaving the Rainbow explores the most important and compelling topics in modern science, and our appetite for wonder.

Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours, thus dispelling its mystery.

In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken and shows how an understanding of science in fact inspires the human imagination and enhances our wonder of the world.

Beautifully written and full of interesting, original ideas. Essential reading
-The Times-

A brilliant assertion of the wonder and excitement of real, tough, grown-up science
-A.S. Byatt-

The way Dawkins writes about science is not just a brain-tonic. It is more like an extended stay on a brain health-farm ... you come out feeling lean, tuned and enormously more intelligent
-Sunday Times-

For Dawkins there is more poetry, not less, in the rainbow because of Newton ... warming to his theme, he weaves rainbows of wonder from other provinces of science and then unleashes his fury on those who accuse scientists like him of being unimaginative for not believing in horoscopes, telepathy, ghosts and gods
-Matt Ridley-

Brilliantly entertaining and stimulating
-Observer-



Sayfa Sayısı: 352

Baskı Yılı: 2006


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Penguin

Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $26 (352p) ISBN 978-0-395-88382-2 More By and About This Author From the bestselling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins's Unweaving the Rainbow explores the most important and compelling topics in modern science, and our appetite for wonder. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the …

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Mattio Mazios

Popular Science. By: Richard Dawkins. Images Additional images. About this book. 'We may unweave the rainbow, but we put together something far more beautiful.' ...from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder. JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY (1844-90) 'The Rainbow's Treasure'.

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Noe Schulzzo

(The Keats who spoke of "unweaving the rainbow" was a very young man, Dawkins reminds us.) and virtual reality, and combines them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder.

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Jessica Kolhmann

Author Richard Dawkins | Submitted by: Jane Kivik. Free download or read online Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in 1998, and was written by Richard Dawkins. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 352 pages and is available in Paperback format.