The Age of Wonder wins Royal Society Prize for Science Books

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Richard Holmes’ book is a mixture of science and cultural history showing how scientific and literary endeavors enriched each other and were animated by common ideals. Started with diary of the  Botanist Joseph Banks, whose diaries of this paradisiacal island made him a scientific celebrity in the eighteen century. Ironically he was elected  as the president of the Royal Society… Also discussing other scientists like William Herschel,Mungo Park, Humphry Davy and also the impact of science on literary writers on the 18th and 19th Centuries
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