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The age of wonder : how the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: London : HarperPress, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes' first major work of biography for a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the 18th century, and which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Romantic Science."
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Genre/Form: History
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1945-
Age of wonder.
London : HarperPress, ©2008
(OCoLC)664515857
Named Person: Joseph Banks; William Herschel; Humphry Davy, Sir; Joseph Banks; Humphry Davy, Sir; William Herschel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 9780007149520 0007149522
OCLC Number: 233787689
Awards: Shortlisted for Dingle Prize 2009.
Shortlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.
Description: xxi, 554 pages, [25] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 map, portraits (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Joseph Banks in paradise --
Herschel on the moon --
Balloonists in heaven --
Herschel among the stars --
Mungo Park in Africa --
Davy on the gas --
Dr. Frankenstein and the soul --
Davy and the lamp --
Sorcerer and apprentice --
Young scientists.
Responsibility: Richard Holmes.
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Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in his ground-breaking new biography 'The Age  Read more...

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