The Resource The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, 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
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
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Holmes, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Wetenschap
  • science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science
  • Science
  • History, 18th Century
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Great Britain
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)264044731
  • (OCoLC)ocn264044731
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)264044731
  • (OCoLC)ocn264044731

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