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The lunar men : the friends who made the future, 1730-1810

Author: Jennifer S Uglow
Publisher: London. [England] : Faber, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1760s a group of amateur experimenters met and made friends in the Midlands. Most came from poor families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young and their optimism was boundless: together they would change the world. Among them were the ambitious toy-maker Matthew Boulton and his partner James Watt, of steam-engine fame; the potter Josiah Wedgwood; and the larger-than-life Erasmus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Matthew Boulton; James Watt; Josiah Wedgwood; Erasmus Darwin; Matthew Boulton; Erasmus Darwin; James Watt; Josiah Wedgwood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer S Uglow
ISBN: 0571196470 9780571196470 0571216102 9780571216109
OCLC Number: 223331479
Awards: Winner of PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2003.
Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2002.
Description: xx, 588 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jenny Uglow.
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Winner of the PEN Hessel-Tiltman prize for history, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, The Lunar Men captures the creation of the modern world with lucid intelligence, sympathy  Read more...

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The Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed in the 1760s, and included (among others) Matthew Boulton and his partner James Watt (of steam engine fame), the potter Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin, Read more...

 
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