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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
Title
The age of wonder
Title remainder
how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Statement of responsibility
Richard Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 "dynamic science": an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-525) 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
Control code
ocn264044731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 p., [23] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)264044731
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-525) 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
Control code
ocn264044731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 p., [23] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)264044731

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