Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 5, 2000 - Science - 352 pages
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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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Contents

1 THE ANAESTHETIC OF FAMILIARITY
1
2 DRAWING ROOM OF DUKES
15
3 BARCODES IN THE STARS
38
4 BARCODES ON THE AIR
66
5 BARCODES AT THE BAR
83
6 HOODWINKD WITH FAERY FANCY
114
7 UNWEAVING THE UNCANNY
145
8 HUGE CLOUDY SYMBOLS OF A HIGH ROMANCE
180
9 THE SELFISH COOPERATOR
210
10 THE GENETIC BOOK OF THE DEAD
235
11 REWEAVING THE WORLD
257
12 THE BALLOON OF THE MIND
286
Back Matter
314
Back Cover
339
Spine
340
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About the author (2000)

Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestors Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devils Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

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