Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins

Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins

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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 science enhances our wonder at the world around us.

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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 science enhances our wonder at the world around us. This is a "hymn of praise" to the scientific attitude, often maligned for alienating our relationship with nature. He shows how science, properly understood, does not disenchant nature, but rather enhances the poetry of experience by revealing the workings of the natural world in their full wonder. The book's complementary strand is be a polemic against anti-science movements of all types.

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SKU GOR001246445
Title Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Author By (author) Richard Dawkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0140264086
ISBN 13 9780140264081
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 science enhances our wonder at the world around us. This is a "hymn of praise" to the scientific attitude, often maligned for alienating our relationship with nature. He shows how science, properly understood, does not disenchant nature, but rather enhances the poetry of experience by revealing the workings of the natural world in their full wonder. The book's complementary strand is be a polemic against anti-science movements of all types.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001246445
Title Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Author By (author) Richard Dawkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0140264086
ISBN 13 9780140264081
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No