Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

Unweaving the Rainbow

By Richard Dawkins

  • Release Date: 2006-04-06
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Score: 4
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A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds.

Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. 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 on the human appetite for wonder.

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  • Unweaving the rainbow

    3
    By pip15
    An otherwise good book is marred by its translation to iBook format. In portrait mode on an iPhone the first word of each chapter is left out - landscape mode is fine. Spelling mistakes appear, typically with m transcribed into rn so that from becomes frorn. Also I is sometimes shown as j. At one point a paragraph or two appears to be missing. Buy the paper book if you don't want to be distracted by these annoying glitches

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