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Unweaving the Rainbow

Audiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.
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.
© Richard Dawkins 2006 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780141998206
  • File size: 341565 KB
  • Release date: April 22, 2021
  • Duration: 11:51:35

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  • ISBN: 9780141998206
  • File size: 341608 KB
  • Release date: April 22, 2021
  • Duration: 11:55:29
  • Number of parts: 12

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subjects

Science Nonfiction

Languages

English

Brought to you by Penguin.
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.
© Richard Dawkins 2006 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


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