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The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world, Jenny Uglow

Label
The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world
Title
The lunar men
Title remainder
five friends whose curiosity changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Uglow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1760s a group of amateur experimenters met and made friends in the English Midlands. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the center of things, but they were young and their optimism was boundless: together they would change the world. Among them were the ambitious toymaker Matthew Boulton and his partner James Watt, of steam-engine fame; the potter Josiah Wedgwood; and the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, physician, poet, inventor, and theorist of evolution (a forerunner of his grandson Charles). Later came Joseph Priestly, discover of oxygen and fighting radical." "With a small band of allies - the chemist James Keir, the doctors William Small and William Withering (the man who put digitalis on the medical map), and two wild young followers of Rousseau, Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Thomas Day - they formed the Lunar Society of Birmingham, so called because it met at each full moon, and kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Blending science, art, and commerce, the Lunar Men built canals; launched balloons; named plants, gases, and minerals; changed the face of England and the china in its drawing rooms; and plotted to revolutionize its soul."--Jacket
Award
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
collective biography
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158443
Cataloging source
DLC
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Uglow, Jennifer S
Dewey number
  • 609.2/241
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
T39
LC item number
.U35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lunar Society of Birmingham (England)
  • Lunar Society of Birmingham (England)
  • Inventors
  • Scientists
  • Inventions
  • Science
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Great Britain
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five friends whose curiosity changed the world
Label
The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world, Jenny Uglow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2002 by Faber and Faber, Great Britain as: The lunar men : the friends who made the future
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-558) 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
  • 5.
  • Pots
  • 6.
  • Heading for Soho
  • 7.
  • Ingenious philosophers
  • 8.
  • Reaching out
  • 9.
  • Steam
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • They build canals
  • 11.
  • Painting the light
  • 12.
  • Magic & mechanics
  • 13.
  • Derbyshire explorata
  • 14.
  • Chemical reactions
  • Earth, Elston & electricity
  • 15.
  • Trials of life
  • 16.
  • Rousseau & romance
  • 17.
  • Vases, Ormolu, silver & frogs
  • 18.
  • Running the show
  • 19.
  • Eddies
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Experiments on air
  • 21.
  • 'What all the world desires'
  • 22.
  • 'Bandy'd like a shuttlecock'
  • 23.
  • Plants & passions
  • 24.
  • Conquering Cornwall
  • Toys
  • 25.
  • Dull earth & shining stones
  • 26.
  • Creative copying
  • 27.
  • Sons & daughters
  • 28.
  • Bringing on the artists
  • 29.
  • From the nation to the land
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • Fire
  • 31.
  • Boulton's blazing skies
  • 32.
  • The Linnaean row
  • 33.
  • Protecting our interests
  • 34.
  • Family & feeling
  • Scotland
  • 35.
  • Grand projects
  • 36.
  • Turning
  • 37.
  • Riots
  • 38.
  • Handing on
  • 39.
  • 'Fire engines & Sundry works'
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • 'Time is, time was
  • The doctor's bag
Control code
ocm49959314
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 588 pages
Isbn
9780374528881
Lccn
2002072353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)49959314
Label
The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world, Jenny Uglow
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2002 by Faber and Faber, Great Britain as: The lunar men : the friends who made the future
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-558) 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
  • 5.
  • Pots
  • 6.
  • Heading for Soho
  • 7.
  • Ingenious philosophers
  • 8.
  • Reaching out
  • 9.
  • Steam
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • They build canals
  • 11.
  • Painting the light
  • 12.
  • Magic & mechanics
  • 13.
  • Derbyshire explorata
  • 14.
  • Chemical reactions
  • Earth, Elston & electricity
  • 15.
  • Trials of life
  • 16.
  • Rousseau & romance
  • 17.
  • Vases, Ormolu, silver & frogs
  • 18.
  • Running the show
  • 19.
  • Eddies
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Experiments on air
  • 21.
  • 'What all the world desires'
  • 22.
  • 'Bandy'd like a shuttlecock'
  • 23.
  • Plants & passions
  • 24.
  • Conquering Cornwall
  • Toys
  • 25.
  • Dull earth & shining stones
  • 26.
  • Creative copying
  • 27.
  • Sons & daughters
  • 28.
  • Bringing on the artists
  • 29.
  • From the nation to the land
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • Fire
  • 31.
  • Boulton's blazing skies
  • 32.
  • The Linnaean row
  • 33.
  • Protecting our interests
  • 34.
  • Family & feeling
  • Scotland
  • 35.
  • Grand projects
  • 36.
  • Turning
  • 37.
  • Riots
  • 38.
  • Handing on
  • 39.
  • 'Fire engines & Sundry works'
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • 'Time is, time was
  • The doctor's bag
Control code
ocm49959314
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 588 pages
Isbn
9780374528881
Lccn
2002072353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)49959314

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