Conceived as a relay of scientific stories, 'The Age of Wonder' investigates the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of 'dynamic science,' of an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Three lives dominate the book - William Herschel and his sister Caroline, whose dedication to the study of the stars changed the public conception of the solar system, the Milky Way, and the meaning of the universe; and Humphry Davy, who, with only a grammar school education stunned the scientific community with his near-suicidal gas experiments that led to the invention of the miners’ lamp and established British chemistry as the leading professional science in Europe. This age of exploration extended to great writers and poets as well as scientists, all creators relishing in moments of high exhilaration, boundary-pushing and discovery.
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Subtítulo: HOW THE ROMANTIC GENERATION DISCOVERED THE BEAUTY