The Resource Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder, Richard Dawkins

Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder, Richard Dawkins

Label
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder
Title
Unweaving the rainbow
Title remainder
science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mystery. Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, and combines them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.D33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-323) and index
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Contents
1. The Anaesthetic of Familiarity -- 2. Drawing Room of Dukes -- 3. Barcodes in the Stars -- 4. Barcodes on the Air -- 5. Barcodes at the Bar -- 6. Hoodwink'd with Faery Fancy -- 7. Unweaving the Uncanny -- 8. Huge Cloudy Symbols of a High Romance -- 9. The Selfish Cooperator -- 10. The Genetic Book of the Dead -- 11. Reweaving the World -- 12. The Balloon of the Mind
Control code
000014172875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 336 p.
Isbn
9780395883822
Lccn
98040879
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.b18865604
System control number
  • 14172875lt
  • (OCoLC)39922946

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