The age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sir Richard Holmes

The age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sir Richard Holmes year 2010
  • Book name: The age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
  • Author: Sir Richard Holmes
  • Release date: 2010/7/6
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781400031870
  • Rating: 8.96 of 10
  • Votes: 240
  • Review by: Callie Sammons
  • Review rating: 7.77 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/23
  • Total pages: 552
  • Includes a PDF summary of 59 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery-astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical-swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science-an era whose consequences are with us still.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, History Of Science, History Of Western Philosophy, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Available formats: PDF, JPEG, WORD, TXT, DOC, HTM, EPUB, MobiPocket. Compressed in ZIP, AZW3, RZ, RAR, DMG, JAR, TAR.BZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.15 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x231x33mm
  • Weight: 839g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States
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