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The age of wonder [electronic resource] : How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. Richard Holmes.

Holmes, Richard. (Author). Jackson, Gildart. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781483076713 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (22 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2011.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Gildart Jackson.
Summary, etc.: The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing 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 Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes' thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister, Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to ...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 604556 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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