Tag: Richard Holmes

…including all the times Davy blows up at Michael Faraday, not to mention all the times he blows up his lab.

  “Romantic science can be dated roughly, and certainly symbolically, between two celebrated voyages of exploration…” As in Captain Cook’s first expedition, begun in 1768, and Charles Darwin’s voyage begun in 1831. “This is the time I have called the Age of Wonder,” Richard Holmes writes in his book of the same name, “and with…

Read more …including all the times Davy blows up at Michael Faraday, not to mention all the times he blows up his lab.