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A glorious enterprise : the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the making of American science

Auteur : Robert McCracken Peck; Patricia Tyson Stroud; Rosamond Wolff Purcell
Éditeur : Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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This first complete history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia narrates signal moments, achievements, and the colorful characters associated with an institution that shaped the study  Lire la suite...

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Genre/forme : History
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Robert McCracken Peck; Patricia Tyson Stroud; Rosamond Wolff Purcell
ISBN : 9780812243802 0812243803
Numéro OCLC : 748286971
Description : xvii, 437 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contenu : A gathering of gentlemen : the founding and early years --
The lure of the West : exploration and exodus --
A widening sphere --
The American woodsman comes calling : John James Audubon and the academy --
The American Golgotha : defining race in the early republic --
Gorillas grab the limelight : Paul Du Chaillu, John Cassin, and the professionalization of science --
The marvelous bipedal masterpiece : religion, politics, and public display --
Fossils, finders, and feuds : Leidy, Hayden, Cope, and Marsh --
"I must have fame" : Robert Peary explores the Arctic --
Early man at the academy --
Volcanoes to caverns : exploring for minerals --
Academy expeditions, 1928 to 1960 --
Dioramas defy the Great Depression --
Science and celebrity : the academy goes Hollywood --
Visions in microscopes : water quality and the environment --
Regrouping and looking forward in the postwar years --
Reaching out : festivals and friends --
The academy's "glorious enterprise" completes its second century.
Responsabilité : Robert McCracken Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud ; photographs by Rosamond Purcell.

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