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Who created it? Holmes, Richard, 1945-
What's it called? The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science / Richard Holmes.
Who published it? New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
Edition info! 1st U.S. ed.
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  509.4109033 Hol  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xxi, 552 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-525) and index.
What's in it? 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.
What's it about? 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.
Helpful subjects! Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, 1750-1848.
Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829.
Other titles to try! How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Special numbers! 9780375422225
0375422226
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