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A professor, a president, and a meteor : the birth of American science

Autore: Cathryn J Prince
Editore: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Describes how Professor Benjamin Silliman, beginning with his investigation of a meteorite that fell over Weston, Connecticut in the winter of 1807, inspired a generation of American scientists.
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Benjamin Silliman; Benjamin Silliman; Benjamin Silliman; Benjamin Silliman
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Cathryn J Prince
ISBN: 9781616142247 1616142243
Numero OCLC: 635483753
Descrizione: 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Everything is illuminated --
The professors investigate --
The man behind the meteor --
The state of science --
President Jefferson and New England argue --
Whereby Silliman and Kingsley convince the public --
Thunderstones --
The misquote heard round the world --
Romancing the stones --
Silliman's schools --
Where we are today.
Responsabilità: Cathryn J. Prince.

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Describes how Professor Benjamin Silliman, beginning with his investigation of a meteorite that fell over Weston, Connecticut in the winter of 1807, inspired a generation of American scientists.

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