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  • Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: xxi, 552 p., [23] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780375422225
  • 0375422226


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

by Holmes, Richard, 1945-

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Call number: 509.2 Ho

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Originally published: London : Harper Press, 2008.

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 -- Sorcerer and apprentice -- Young scientists.

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Interesting new perspective

To have Romanticism connected to scientific discovery is fun and, even exciting. Having seen science and the scientific revolution as having one foot in the Renaissance and the other in the Enlightenment (er, well something like that) the idea of a Romantic outlook also fostering scientific insights is refreshing.

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