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

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
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how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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Richard Holmes
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How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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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
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2009.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2009.
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318705
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1946-2011
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Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
509.41/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
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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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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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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other
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780307378323
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(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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unknown
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)ocn607080433
  • (OCoLC)607080433
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Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8883 KB)
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
other
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307378323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn607080433
  • (OCoLC)607080433
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8883 KB)
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