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Author Uglow, Jennifer S.

Title The lunar men : five friends whose curiosity changed the world / Jenny Uglow.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  T39 .U35 2002    Available  ---
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xx, 588 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 25 cm.
Note Originally published in 2002 by Faber and Faber, Great Britain as: The lunar men : the friends who made the future.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-558) and index.
Contents 1. Earth, Elston & electricity -- 2. Toys -- 3. Scotland -- 4. The doctor's bag -- 5. Pots -- 6. Heading for Soho -- 7. Ingenious philosophers -- 8. Reaching out -- 9. Steam -- 10. They build canals -- 11. Painting the light -- 12. Magic & mechanics -- 13. Derbyshire explorata -- 14. Chemical reactions -- 15. Trials of life -- 16. Rousseau & romance -- 17. Vases, Ormolu, silver & frogs -- 18. Running the show -- 19. Eddies -- 20. Experiements on air -- 21. 'What all the world desires' -- 22. 'Bandy'd like a shuttlecock' -- 23. Plants & passions -- 24. Conquering Cornwall -- 25. Dull earth & shining stones -- 26. Creative copying -- 27. Sons & daughters -- 28. Bringing on the artists -- 29. From the nation to the land -- 30. Fire -- 31. Boulton's blazing skies -- 32. The Linnaean row -- 33. Protecting our interests -- 34. Family & feeling -- 35. Grand projects -- 36. Turning -- 37. Riots -- 38. Handing on -- 39. 'Fire engines & Sundry works' -- 40. 'Time is, time was.
Subject Inventors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Inventions -- Great Britain -- History.
Science -- Great Britain -- History.
Lunar Society of Birmingham (England)
ISBN 0374194408 (hc : alk. paper)