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The pursuit of science in Revolutionary America, 1735-1789

Author: Brooke Hindle
Publisher: New York : Norton [1974, ©1956]
Series: Norton library, N710.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Hindle
ISBN: 0393007103 9780393007107
OCLC Number: 737121
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
Description: xi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One, Colonial Circles and Ties, 1735-1765: The Natural History Circle --
The Doctors: Naturalists and Physicians --
Shattered Dreams and Unexpected Accomplishments --
Teachers and Preachers --
Part Two, Along the Road to Revolution, 1763-1775: Agitation and Organization --
The American Philosophical Society --
The Transit of Venus --
The Sciences --
American Improvement --
Part Three, The New Nation, 1775-1789: The War --
The Prophets of Glory and Their Temples of Science --
Medicine in the Republic --
Natural History in the Republic --
Natural Philosophy in the Republic --
Theory and Practice --
The American Revolution and the Pursuit of Science --
Bibliographical Note --
Index.
Series Title: Norton library, N710.
Responsibility: by Brooke Hindle.

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