Author: Richard Holmes
Reviewer: Andreas Orphanides, Librarian, Digital Technologies and Learning, NCSU Libraries
It’s easy to pretend that our knowledge of the universe comes to us from on high, communicated to us through infallible avatars that we call scientists. Of course, the reality is not so simple. In Age of Wonder, Richard Holmes explores the lives, lessons, and discoveries of major figures from the Enlightenment, sharing tales of their personal triumphs and tragedies, and shedding light on the human side of scientific discovery.