9780571216109

The Lunar Men : The Friends Who Made the Future

Uglow, Jenny

ISBN 10: 0571216102 / 0-571-21610-2
ISBN 13: 9780571216109
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Limited
Publication Date: 2003

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Among the group of Midlands amateur experimenters who formed the Lunar Society of Birmingham were Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgewood, James Watt and Erasmus Darwin. This account uncovers the friendships, political passions and love of knowledge that drove these extraordinary men.

 

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Book Description: FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 126 mm. Brand New Book. Led by the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham were a group of eighteenth-century amateur experimenters who met monthly on the Monday night nearest to the full moon. Echoing to the thud of pistons and the wheeze of snorting engines, Jenny Uglow s vivid and swarming group portrait brings to life the inventors, artisans and tycoons who shaped and fired the modern world. Here s just a few of the many great reviews for The Lunar Men: An exhilarating book, filled with wonders .Jenny Uglow is the most perfect historian imaginable. Peter Ackroyd, The Times An irresistible book, rich as a Christmas pudding in its detail. Uglow is the perfect guide, lucid, intelligent, sympathetic and wise. A wonderful subject has found its perfect historian. Spectator A constant delight .Beautifully illustrated with many plates and diagrams, The Lunar Men lays bare the forces that prepared the way for the modern world. John Carey, Sunday Times I loved them, every one, from the vagaries of Dr Erasmus Darwin, who listed boredom and credulity along with scabies as human afflictions, to Josiah Wedgwood s dismissal of a chic sculptor s rococo models as the head of a drowned puppy . Uglow, uniquely, can do things, thoughts and well-rounded people in the round. Nobody else writes so perceptively about the power of friendship. Great stuff. Guardian. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780571216109

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Book Description: FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 126 mm. Brand New Book. Led by the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham were a group of eighteenth-century amateur experimenters who met monthly on the Monday night nearest to the full moon. Echoing to the thud of pistons and the wheeze of snorting engines, Jenny Uglow s vivid and swarming group portrait brings to life the inventors, artisans and tycoons who shaped and fired the modern world. Here s just a few of the many great reviews for The Lunar Men: An exhilarating book, filled with wonders .Jenny Uglow is the most perfect historian imaginable. Peter Ackroyd, The Times An irresistible book, rich as a Christmas pudding in its detail. Uglow is the perfect guide, lucid, intelligent, sympathetic and wise. A wonderful subject has found its perfect historian. Spectator A constant delight .Beautifully illustrated with many plates and diagrams, The Lunar Men lays bare the forces that prepared the way for the modern world. John Carey, Sunday Times I loved them, every one, from the vagaries of Dr Erasmus Darwin, who listed boredom and credulity along with scabies as human afflictions, to Josiah Wedgwood s dismissal of a chic sculptor s rococo models as the head of a drowned puppy . Uglow, uniquely, can do things, thoughts and well-rounded people in the round. Nobody else writes so perceptively about the power of friendship. Great stuff. Guardian. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780571216109

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