The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Dec 21, 2015
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Two scientific lives dominate book: that of William Herschel, whose 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...

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9781455114313
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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Two scientific lives dominate book: that of William Herschel, whose 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. Meanwhile Humphry Davy, a grammar-school boy from Cornwall, shocked the scientific community with his near-suicidal gas experiments, then went on to invent the miners lamp, and to establish British chemistry as the leading professional science in Europe - but at the cost, perhaps, of his own heart. Conceived as a relay race of scientific stories, The Age of Wonder proposes a radical vision of science before Darwin, exploring the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the startling impact of discovery on great writers and poets such as Mary Shelley, Coleridge, Byron and Keats.

One of the New York Times Book Reviews Top 10 Books of 2009

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RICHARD HOLMES is the author of Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer, Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer, Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage, Shelley: The Pursuit (for which he received the Somerset Maugham Award), Coleridge: Early Visions, and Coleridge: Darker Reflections (a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist). He lives in England.

GILDART JACKSONS acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most oftenry as the leading professional science in Europe - but at the cost, perhaps, of his own heart. Conceived as a relay race of scientific stories, The Age of Wonder proposes a radical vision of science before Darwin, exploring the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the startling impact of discovery on great writers and poets such as Mary Shelley, Coleridge, Byron and Keats.

One of the New York Times Book Reviews Top 10 Books of 2009

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