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

Author(s): Edited by Richard Holmes


DoP 2008 UK The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage, stepping onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, hoping to discover Paradise. Many other voyages of discovery swiftly follow, while Banks, now President of the Royal Society in London, becomes our narrative guide to what truly emerges as an Age of Wonder.


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  • : 9780007149520
  • : colusa
  • : colusa
  • : books

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  • : Edited by Richard Holmes
  • : Hardback
  • : 9-Aug