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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
A riveting 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 C...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375422225
ISBN-10: 0375422226
Publication Date: 7/14/2009
Pages: 576
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Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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