The Age of Wonder

R 90.00  

Subtitle: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Pantheon Books (2008)
ISBN-10: 0375422226
ISBN-13: 9780375422225
Condition: Very Good. Spine ends and the top corner of the rear board bumped. Light creasing along the dust jacket edges with some rubbing at spine-ends, corners and folds. A few bald spots on the inside of the front fold where tape has been removed. Else a clean, well bound copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 552
Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.0 x 4.0 cm

Weight: 1.0 kg

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Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in his ground-breaking new biography The Age of Wonder.

Banks introduces us to the two scientific figures that dominate the book: astronomer William Herschel and chemist Humphry Davy. Herschel's tireless dedication to the stars, assisted and perhaps rivalled by his comet-finding sister Caroline, changed forever the public conception of the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy and the meaning of the universe itself. 



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