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Age of Wonder (Paperback) (edition 2009)
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
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"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.
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