Subtitle: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Pantheon Books (2008)
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
Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.0 x 4.0 cm
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.