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Photograph by Richard Holmes. Sir Joseph Banks holding an astronomical painting of the moon. In my first chemistry class, at the age of fourteen, I successfully precipitated a single crystal of mineral salts.
Photograph by Richard Holmes. This elementary experiment was done by heating a solution of copper sulphate (I think) over a Bunsen burner, and leaving it to cool overnight.
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Mystery & Detective. Thrillers & Crime. Home Richard Holmes The Age of Wonder. The age of wonder, . This became the first great age of the public scientific lecture, the laboratory demonstration and the introductory textbook, often written by women. It was the age when science began to be taught to children, and the ‘experimental method’ became the basis of a new, secular philosophy of life, in which the infinite wonders of Creation (whether divine or not) were increasingly valued for their own sake. Educated in the traditional classics at Harrow, Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, young Joseph Banks had discovered science and the natural world at the age of fourteen. Towards the end of his life he told a sort of ‘conversion’ story about this to his friend the surgeon Sir Everard Home. It was later enshrined by the French naturalist Georges Cuvier in his obituary speech or Éloge to the Institut de France.
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes’s dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement. The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook’s first Endeavour voyage, who stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769 fully expecting to have located Paradise
The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes' first major work of biography for a decade. Holmes profiles prominent British scientists of the Romantic Era - botanist Joseph Banks, astronomer William Herschel and chemist Humphrey Davy.
The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes' first major work of biography for a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the 18th century, and which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Romantic Science'. We meet their friends and acquaintances including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy and Mary Shelly, James Watt, Michael Faraday and many more. Holmes focuses on their cultural impact.
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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science is a 2008 popular biography book about the history of science written by Richard Holmes. In it, the author describes the scientific discoveries of the polymaths of the late eighteenth century, and describes how this period formed the basis for modern scientific discoveries.
Richard Holmes (Author), Gildart Jackson (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. When scientists and poets were all amazed at the wonder of nature. The book is divided into ten chapters. Most have a single scientist as its primary subject, with some repeats.
This Author: Richard Holmes. This Narrator: Gildart Jackson. 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. This Publisher: Blackstone Audio. How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise.