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

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. Dawkins argures that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0140264086 9780140264081 0141026189 9780141026183
OCLC Number: 57202099
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1998.
Description: 335 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The anaesthetic of familiarity; drawing room of dukes; barcodes in the stars; barcodes on the air; barcodes at the bar; hoodwink'd with faery fancy; unweaving the uncanny; huge cloudy symbols of a high romance; the selfish cooperator; the genetic book of the dead; reweaving the world; the balloon of the mind.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.

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A brilliant assertion of the wonder and excitement of real, tough, grown-up science -- A. S. Byatt, 'Books of the Year' * Daily Telegraph * The way Dawkins writes about science is not just a Read more...

 
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