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Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Author:
Richard Dawkins (author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Categories:
Astronomy, biology and science
Publication year:
1999
Original publication year:
1998
ISBN:
0-14-026408-6
Pages:
336
Synopsis:

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.

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Table of Contents:
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  • Preface
  1. The Anaesthetic of Familiarity
  2. Drawing Room of Dukes
  3. Barcodes in the Stars
  4. Barcodes on the Air
  5. Barcodes at the Bar
  6. Hoodwink'd with Faery Fancy
  7. Unweaving the Uncanny
  8. Huge Cloudy Symbols of a High Romance
  9. The Selfish Cooperator
  10. The Genetic Book of the Dead
  11. Reweaving the World
  12. The Balloon of the Mind
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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