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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
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia
  • Davy, Humphry
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
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
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
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Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn607080433
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307378323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
System details
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
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn607080433
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307378323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9D39CCB3-8714-45C1-8F11-1F0B30174C53
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8883 KB)

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