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

Verfasser/in: Richard Holmes
Herausgeber: 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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Gattung/Form: History
biografi
Physisches Format Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1945-
Age of wonder.
London : HarperPress, ©2008
(OCoLC)664515857
Name: Joseph Banks; William Herschel; Humphry Davy, Sir; Joseph Banks; Humphry Davy, Sir; William Herschel
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 9780007149520 0007149522 9780007149537 0007149530
OCLC-Nummer: 233787689
Auszeichnungen: Short-listed for Dingle Prize 2009
Short-listed for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009
Beschreibung: xxi, 554 pages, [25] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 map, portraits (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Inhalt: 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.
Verfasserangabe: Richard Holmes.

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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and the Royal Society Prize for Science Books Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the  Weiterlesen…

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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 Weiterlesen…

 
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