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Science  05 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5970, pp. 1202-1203
DOI: 10.1126/science.1181808

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The Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes Harper, London, 2008. 600 pp. £25, C$55.95. ISBN 9780007149520. Pantheon, New York, 2009. $40. ISBN 9780375422225. Paper, Harper, London, 2009. £9.99, C$21.95. ISBN 9780007149537. Vintage, New York, 2010. $17.95. ISBN 9781400031870.


Holmes has woven an engaging narrative from tales of English scientists in the decades around 1800.