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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
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
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
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318705
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Herschel, William
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science
  • Great Britain
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-525) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorcerer and apprentice
  • Young scientists
  • 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
Control code
ocn437298763
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781400031870
Lccn
2010293678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)437298763
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-525) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorcerer and apprentice
  • Young scientists
  • 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
Control code
ocn437298763
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781400031870
Lccn
2010293678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)437298763

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