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

The Age of Wonder: How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of Science is a 2008 popular science book about the history of science written by Richard Holmes. In it, the author describes the scientific discoveries of the polymaths of the late eighteenth century, and describes how this period formed the basis for modern scientific discoveries. It won the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

The 582nd greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Nonfiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  2. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)