The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science


Today on Focus, we'll be talking about the Romantic age of science with biographer Richard Holmes. His recent book The Age of Wonder details the stories of numerous men and women at the forefront of the second scientific revolution, from astronomers to chemists to writers inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of the day.

Guest: Richard Holmes, OBE (biographer; author of The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science)