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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes

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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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The age of wonder
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how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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Richard Holmes
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eng
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A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science, "The Age of Wonder" explores the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science": an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Three lives dominate the book: William Herschel, his sister Caroline, and Humphry Davy
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Title
The age of wonder
Creator
Summary
"The Age of Wonder" explores the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science": an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Three lives dominate the book: William Herschel, his sister Caroline, and Humphry Davy
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2009.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2009.
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318705
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Richard Holmes
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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ocn264044731
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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