The Age of Wonder

How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

By Richard Holmes; Gildart Jackson (Read by)
(Blackstone Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781455114313)

Publication Date: July 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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NPR
Friday, Sep 18, 2009

Author Richard Holmes discusses his new book The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. The book explores the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when scientists and artists greatly influenced each other. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Saturday, Sep 12, 2009

John Keats' famous 1816 sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" celebrated the recent discovery of Uranus — the first new planet to be found in more than a thousand years. In fact, says author Richard Holmes, the scientific discoveries of the Romantic age inspired generations of great artists and their work. More at NPR.org

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