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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes

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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Title
The age of wonder
Title remainder
how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Statement of responsibility
Richard Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Age of Wonder" explores the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science": an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Three lives dominate the book: William Herschel, his sister Caroline, and Humphry Davy
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Davy, Humphry
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorcerer and apprentice
  • Young scientists
  • Joseph Banks in paradise
  • Herschel on the moon
  • Balloonists in heaven
  • Herschel among the stars
  • Mungo Park in Africa
  • Davy on the gas
  • Dr. Frankenstein and the soul
  • Davy and the lamp
Control code
ocn437298763
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400031870
Lccn
2010293678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)437298763
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorcerer and apprentice
  • Young scientists
  • Joseph Banks in paradise
  • Herschel on the moon
  • Balloonists in heaven
  • Herschel among the stars
  • Mungo Park in Africa
  • Davy on the gas
  • Dr. Frankenstein and the soul
  • Davy and the lamp
Control code
ocn437298763
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400031870
Lccn
2010293678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)437298763

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