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The age of wonder: how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2008].
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Book
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First U.S. edition.
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9780375422225, 0375422226
Physical Desc:
xxi, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm.
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery--astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical--swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science--an era whose consequences are with us still.BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

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Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2008.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-525) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Holmes, R. (2008). The age of wonder: how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science. First U.S. edition. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Holmes, Richard, 1945-. 2008. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Holmes, Richard, 1945-, The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.

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Holmes, Richard. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. First U.S. edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008. Print.

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