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

Barbara Reisman, January 24, 2010

It is easy to feel jaded these days when such a vast wealth of knowledge about the entire universe is available with the click of a mouse under our fingertips. One way to regain a sense of awe is to read "The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science" and return to a time when individuals were making bold discoveries and observations that revealed how the universe worked. Holmes traverses the period between Captain Cook's voyage to Tahiti and Darwin's trip on the Beagle, introducing us along way to the romantic figures who struggled with almost superhuman determination to realize their visions and uncover the mysteries that life kept hidden from the average man.
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