The Age of Wonder

How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes
Introduced by Jenny Uglow

Richard Holmes presents an entertaining study of the extraordinary figures that changed the face of science.

This edition features many illuminating newly researched images: diagrams of galvanism show the effects of electricity on a severed ox’s head, and ‘Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion’ poignantly illustrates the bravery of the lone traveller. In her introduction, the acclaimed writer Jenny Uglow shares her enthusiasm for a book that encourages us to ‘make our own imaginative flights’.

Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Marcus Leis Allion

Set in Iowan Old Style

608 pages

Frontispiece and 32 pages of colour and black & white plates, and integrated mono images

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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