BooksNATURE OF SCIENCE

A Wondrous and Poetic Spectrum

Science  01 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5398, pp. 38-39
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5398.38

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Unweaving the Rainbow Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder. Richard Dawkins. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1998. 351 pp. $26. ISBN 0-395-88382-2.

In this assessment of what science is (and is not), Dawkins' tapestry includes strands on the wonder and fascination of science, poetry within science, his continuing jousts with Gould, genes as selfish cooperators, and the importance of coevolution in a variety of contexts.

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