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

Autore: Richard Holmes
Editore: London : HarperPress, ©2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1945-
Age of wonder.
London : HarperPress, c2008
(OCoLC)664515857
Persona incaricata: Joseph Banks; William Herschel; Humphry Davy, Sir; Joseph Banks; Humphry Davy, Sir; William Herschel
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 9780007149520 0007149522
Numero OCLC: 233787689
Riconoscimenti: Shortlisted for Dingle Prize 2009.
Shortlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.
Descrizione: xxi, 554 p., [25] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 map, ports. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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