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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.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1945-
Age of wonder.
London : HarperPress, c2008
(OCoLC)664515857
Named Person: Joseph Banks; William Herschel; Humphry Davy, Sir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 9780007149520 0007149522
OCLC Number: 233787689
Awards: Shortlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.
Shortlisted for Dingle Prize 2009.
Description: xxi, 554 p., [25] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 map, ports. (chiefly col.) ; 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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'Exuberant...Holmes suffuses his book with the joy, hope and wonder of the revolutionary era. Reading it is like a holiday in a sunny landscape, full of fascinating bypaths that lead to unexpected Read more...

 
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