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Nineteenth-century American science

Nineteenth-century American science

a reappraisal. George H. Daniels, editor.

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston [Ill.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- History -- United States,
  • Science -- Social aspects -- United States,
  • Technology -- History -- United States,
  • Technology -- Social aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDaniels, George H.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ127 U6 N55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination274p.
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18534130M

    Another significant 19th-century forerunner was Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote many works loosely classifiable as science fiction. The Balloon Hoax of , originally published in the New York Sun, is but one example of Poe’s ability to provide meticulous technical . Get this from a library! An anthology of nineteenth-century American science writing. [C R Resetarits;] -- This anthology is the first collection of primary science articles written by scientists working in America during the nineteenth century.

    5. Nineteenth-Century American Science and the Decline of Letters, Robin Vandome 6. The Means and the End: Letters and the Work of History, Alea Henle 7. Letters, Telegrams, News, Richard R. John 8. Dead Letters and the Secret Life of the State in Nineteenth Century America, Matthew Pethers 9. Mid-nineteenth-century American literature teems with the energy and excitement characteristic of the nation's era of expansion. It also reveals the intense anxiety and conflict of a country struggling with what it will mean, socially and culturally, to incorporate previously held Spanish territories.

      Rusert’s notion of ‘fugitive science’—the idea that African Americans developed perspectives on science apart from established scientific communities and thus ‘on the run,’ as it were—is compelling and will quickly become one of the vital paradigms of nineteenth-century African American studies.”—Robert S. Levine, author of. Come behind the scenes in Harvard’s libraries to explore the look, feel and even smell of nineteenth-century British and American books in this module of The Book: Histories Across Time and Space. In 19th-century Britain and America, schooling expanded, paper cheapened, and new technologies allowed print to reach wider audiences than ever before.


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This volume is a brief anthology of the most influential writing by American scientists between and Arranged thematically and chronologically to highlight the progression of American science throughout the nineteenth century – from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization – it is the first.

Nathan Reingold undertakes to portray the American scientific community of the 19th century by means of excerpts from the correspondence of scientists of the period, prefacing each group of letters with a brief introduction identifying the correspondents and placing them in historical context.

These introductions are remarkably well done. Future Perfect now offers a stunning perspective on the relevance of nineteenth-century science fiction in the dawn of the twenty-first century, illustrated by wonderfully enjoyable stories by obscure figures and by well-known authors/5(5).

Until quite recently, it has been customary for historians to assume that American science is a product of the twentieth century. Historians have considered America's first Nobel laureate inthe mobilization for World War I, or even, in some accounts, the immigration of distinguished refugees from Nazi Germany in the s as the beginning of American science.

From the Back Cover An American Scientist on the Research Frontier is the first scholarly study of the nineteenth-century American scientist Edward Williams Morley. In part, it is the long-overdue story of a man who lent his name to the Michelson and Morley Ether-Drift Experiment, and who conclusively established the atomic weight of oxygen.5/5(1).

The process of translating works of literature to the silver screen is a rich field of study for both students and scholars of literature and cinema. The fourteen essays collected in this volume provide a survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister's The Virginian.

Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America chronicles this relationship between science and technology and the revolutions in the lives of everyday Americans. The volume includes a. "Burnett shows the conflicted heart of nineteenth-century American science by looking at the complicated, amusing, and well-publicized trial of Maurice v.

Judd, in which the question at stake was whether a whale is a fish. The founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection, the late Professor Emeritus John A. Nietz, was born near Toledo, Ohio in He earned an A.B. degree at Ohio Northern University inhis M.A.

at Ohio State University inand a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Chicago in Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Among the most influential ideas of the 19th century were those of Charles Darwin (alongside the independent researches of Alfred Russel Wallace), who in published the book The Origin of Species, which introduced the idea of evolution by natural selection.

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American in the Nineteenth Century proposes a rigorous rethinking of this most formative period in U.S. history. Books in the series will be wide-ranging and eclectic, with an interest in politics at all levels, culture and capitalism, race and slavery, law, gender, the.

Book Description. American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children’s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families.

These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and.

Aaron Sachs, The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism pages A history of the influence of Alexander von Humboldt on the science and culture of nineteenth-century America, with special reference to exploration (although art and literature are dealt with as well).4/5(18).

Bernard Lightman is professor of humanities at York University and president of the History of Science Society.

Among his most recent publications are the edited collections Global Spencerism: The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist, A Companion to the History of Science, and Science Museums in Transition: Cultures of Display in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America.

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Science, technology, and nineteenth-century entrepreneurship: Science, technology, and economic growth: the case of the agricultural experiment station scientist, / Charles E. Rosenberg --Mirror-image twins: the communities of science and technology / Edwin Layton --Science and industry / Carroll Pursell --The promise of the future.

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