Richard Holmes

Nov. 15, 2013

Early Balloonists Took Science ‘Up, Up and Away’

Falling Upwards chronicles the balloonists who took science into the stratosphere.

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Dec. 10, 2010

Science Sees Further

A new collection of essays looks at the contributions of the Royal Society to scientific knowledge.

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Sep. 18, 2009

Age of Wonder

Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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