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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

Label
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
Title variation
How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Creator
Subject
Genre
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
318705
Cataloging source
MDAVP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
  • 509.41/09033
  • 500
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Herschel, William
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-525) 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
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
Control code
ocn960175684
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375422225
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960175684
Label
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science, Richard Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-525) 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
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
Control code
ocn960175684
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 552 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375422225
Lccn
2008049587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375422225
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960175684

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