The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

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Royal National Institute for the Blind, 2009
This biography charts the birth of modern science in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through the lives of several notable scientists. The author focuses on botanist, Joseph Banks, astronomers William and Caroline Herschel and chemist Humphry Davy. He reveals how great ideas and experiments are born, how intense relationships are broken by research and how religious faith and scientific truth collide.

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This is a fascinating account of the growth of science in Romantic Age of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Holmes looks at the period through the lives of ground-breaking scientists, and ... Leggi recensione completa

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A fascinating history of pre-Victorian British science, its connections with Romanticism and the poets of that era, its preparation of the ground for the Victorian sciencs and hence for modern science. Thoughtful but approachble writing. Leggi recensione completa

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