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Richard Holmes

3.98 of 5 Votes: 1
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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air (2013)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I didn't enjoy this book as much as Age of Wonder but I still liked it. Holmes tends to get mired in detail so when he began discussing the more technical aspects of ballooning, I began to skim. However what makes Holmes such a gifted writer is that he can tie together disparate ...
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science (2009)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: There is no doubt Richard Holmes can write extremely well and has provided ample evidence in "The Age of Wonder." I feel bad giving this book only three stars and I am at odds with the majority in not awarding a 4. Unquestionably this is a 4 star Amazon rating which equals the 3 ...
La edad de los prodigios (2012)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is exactly my kind of book, combining science and literature and the Romantic era. I loved it. I was impressed with the inclusion of all of the poetry and how it all seemed to flow together. The only criticism I have is that I got a little lost on the dates, because the narr...
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