"Historians of science Daston and Park's sweeping investigation into theplace of wonder and wonders in natural philosophy and history-fromthe High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment-is dense with eruditionand pleasingly light on its scholarly feet." Kirkus Review
Lorraine Daston is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Her Classical Probability in the Enlightenment was also awarded the Pfizer Prize. Katharine Park is the Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science and Women's Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florence.
"Marvelous is the best way to describe this work - in both senses of the term - for it is both a marvel of scholarship and filled with marvels and wonders." - Dan Burton, Science Books & Films; "... a dazzling book..." - Stephen Greenblatt, London Review of Books; "Splendid." - Anthony Grafton, New York Review of Books