The age of wonder : how the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science /
Richard Holmes.
London : HarperPress, 2008.
xxi, 554 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
0007149522 (hbk.), 9780007149520 (hbk.)
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London : HarperPress, 2008.
0007149522 (hbk.)
9780007149520 (hbk.)
general note
Ill. on lining papers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-496)and index.
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Wall Street Journal, November 2008
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Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Joseph Banks in Paradisep. 1
Herschel on the Moonp. 60
Balloonists in Heavenp. 125
Herschel Among the Starsp. 163
Mungo Park in Africap. 211
Davy on the Gasp. 235
Dr. Frankenstein and the Soulp. 305
Davy and the Lampp. 337
Sorcerer and Apprenticep. 381
Young Scientistsp. 435
Cast Listp. 471
Bibliographyp. 485
Referencesp. 497
Indexp. 531
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