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The age of wonder: how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science

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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the romantic age of science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery-astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical-swiftly follow in Richard Holmes' thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister, Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science-an era whose consequences are with us still.

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9780375422225
9780307378323
9781483076713
9781455114313
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Davy, Humphry, -- Sir, -- 1778-1829, Discoveries in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century, Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, -- 1750-1848, Herschel, William, -- Sir, -- 1738-1822, Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
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title_sub how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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