Unweaving the Rainbow Dawkins, R. Mariner Books; First Edition edition (April 5, 2000)
This book destroys the all-too-common misconception that science does a disservice to our sense of beauty and majesty when it explains the universe. Did Newton take away our sense of wonder when he reduced the rainbow to it’s prismatic colors and explained where it came from? Richard Dawkins explains that he absolutely did not. Science magnifies our sense of wonder; it doesn’t deflate it. On a personal level, this book poured gasoline on the spark of interest I had in science and changed my life.