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The Resource The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes, (electronic resource)

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

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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
Title variation
How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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
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
Writing style
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
318705
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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
ocn607080433
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307378323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
System control number
(OCoLC)607080433
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8883 KB)
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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
ocn607080433
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307378323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
System control number
(OCoLC)607080433
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8883 KB)

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