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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
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
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.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
318705
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
509.4109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
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
264044731
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
264044731
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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