The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science ePub download
by Gildart Jackson,Richard Holmes
- ISBN: 1455114332
- ISBN13: 978-1455114337
- ePub: 1792 kb | FB2: 1359 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Europe
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; MP3CD Unabridged edition (July 1, 2011)
- Rating: 4.3/5
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The Age of Wonder book. Holmes' book purports to put forth a unifying thesis about how science influenced the Romantic generation.
The Age of Wonder book. All the new discoveries in science are meant to have communicated to this generation endless new possibilities, which goes a long way to explaining the reputation this bunch has gone down with for credulity, I think the time has come for me to admit that I am either not going to finish this, or at least that I will finish it in very. slow chunks over a much longer period than I had planned.
In assessing the quality of mind that poets and scientists of the Romantic generation had in common, Holmes stresses moral hope for human betterment. Coleridge was convinced that science was imbued with the passion of Hope, and was thus poetical. For Holmes, the age of wonder draws to a close with Darwin’s voyage aboard the Beagle in 1831, partly inspired by those earlier Romantic voyages. With any luck, Holmes writes wistfully, we have not yet quite outgrown it.
This book is a gold mine for anyone who has a general interest in the Romantic period, history, science or literature.
Holmes's treatment is sketchy on the actual science and heavy on the cultural impact, with wide-ranging discussions of the 1780s ballooning craze, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and scientific metaphors in Romantic poetry. It's an engrossing portrait of scientists as passionate adventurers, boldly laying claim to the intellectual leadership of society. This book is a gold mine for anyone who has a general interest in the Romantic period, history, science or literature.
Richard Holmes (Author), Gildart Jackson (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. The results are almost always slight. And presents the poetry of the scientists
Richard Holmes (Author), Gildart Jackson (Narrator), Inc. And presents the poetry of the scientists. Most of which is, not surprisingly, forgettable. And to use the cliché’, especially relevant today.
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Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in this ground-breaking new biography. The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes's first major work of biography in over a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the eighteenth century, 'The Age of Wonder' and which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Romantic Science'.
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.
The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes. It was also a movement of transition. It flourished for a relatively brief time, perhaps two generations, but produced long-lasting hopes and questions-that are still with us today
The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes. It flourished for a relatively brief time, perhaps two generations, but produced long-lasting hopes and questions-that are still with us today. Romantic science can be dated roughly, and certainly symbolically, between two celebrated voyages of exploration.
Mary Midgley, Science and Poetry, Routledge, 2001. Thomas Crump, A Brief History of Science as Seen Through the Development of Scientific Instruments, Constable, 2001. Oliver Sacks, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Picador, 2001. Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, Oxygen (a play in 2 acts), Wiley, New York, 2001. Anne Thwaite, Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of .
The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook’s first . A very interesting perspective regarding an interesting time.
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. In this breathtaking group biography, Richard Holmes tells the stories of the period’s celebrated innovators and their great scientific discoveries: from telescopic sight to the miner’s lamp, and from the first balloon flight to African exploration. If you are someone who believes that the arts inform the sciences and that the two fields need each other, this book will be of real interest.