The Lunar Men. Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World.

UGLOW, Jenny.


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Place Published: New York,
Description: Hardcover. Fine in like dustjacket.
Date Published: 2002.

The story of a group of friends & colleagues in the English Midlands in the 1760s, who gathered socially and intellectually, and who together helped kick-start the Industrial Revolution. They were toymaker Matthew Boulton and his partner, James Watt, of steam-engine fame; the potter Josiah Wedgwood; the physican, poet, inventor and theorist, Erasmus Darwin; and Joseph Priestley, radical philosopher and discoverer of oxygen, among a handful of others. Illustrated with b/w plates and drawings. This heavy book will cost more to send overseas, than any default postage rate noted.

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