|Full title||Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder [permalink]|
|Author||Richard Dawkins (author)|
|Categories||Astronomy, biology and science|
|Original publication year||1998|
|ISBN||0-14-026408-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This book is a celebration of science, and an explanation of its beauty.
Dawkins discusses the probability of your birth (it turns out to be very low), the notion that knowing things about the universe diminishes its beauty (like Feynman before him), sound waves, DNA fingerprinting, astrology (always witty to condemn), genes, brains, and, finally, memes.