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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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J.N. Desmarais Library Q 127 G4 H65 2009 30007008946492 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780007149537 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0007149530 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 554 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: HarperPress pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2009, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: London: HarperPress, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-496) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829.
Science > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Discoveries in science > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Scientists > Great Britain.
Great Britain > Intellectual life > 18th century.
Great Britain > History > 18th century.

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