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Mind and hand : the birth of MIT

Author: Julius Adams Stratton; Loretta H Mannix
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The intellectual heritage of MIT: an account of "the flow of ideas" about science and education that shaped the Institute as it emerged and that inspires it today.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Adams Stratton; Loretta H Mannix
ISBN: 0262195240 9780262195249
OCLC Number: 56356108
Description: xix, 781 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The antecedents. European origins --
Migration of a heritage --
The rise of technical education in America --
The Rogers brothers and the Boston scene. A family affair --
Harvard --
The Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard --
The founding of MIT. Pre-historical annals of the Institute --
An auxiliary to the cause of education --
Facts of the founding --
The struggle to get under way. Persistent perseverance --
The Land-Grant Act of 1862 --
Harvard again --
The difficult question of money --
The building --
The society, the museum, and the school. The Society of Arts --
The Committee on Publication --
The Museum of Technology --
The School of Industrial Science --
A voluminous enterprise. The school opens --
The first faculty --
The first students --
The early curriculum and methods of teaching. The first six courses --
A curriculum innovation --
Methods of teaching.
Responsibility: Julius A. Stratton, Loretta H. Mannix.

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"This sweeping account of MIT's origins and earliest days captures the essence of a very special institution -- its spirit of inquiry, innovation, openness, integrity, and academic excellence. As we Read more...

 
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