The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science Book

Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in his ground-breaking new biography 'The Age of Wonder'.Read More

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  • Blackwell

    Two scientific lives dominate the book: that of William Herschel, whose tireless dedication to the stars, assisted (and perhaps rivalled) by his comet-finding sister Caroline, changed forever the public conception of the solar system...

  • 0007149522
  • 9780007149520
  • Richard Holmes
  • 1 October 2008
  • HarperPress
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 380

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