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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
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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.
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318705
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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1945-
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Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
509.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herschel, William
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Banks, Joseph
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-496) and index
Control code
000043371145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 554 p., [23] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007149520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, ports.
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. 485-496) and index
Control code
000043371145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 554 p., [23] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007149520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, ports.

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