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Science, race, and religion in the American South : John Bachman and the Charleston circle of naturalists, 1815-1895

Author: Lester D Stephens
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the decades before the Civil War, Charleston, South Carolina, enjoyed recognition as the center of scientific activity in the South. This book examines the scientific activities and contributions of six Charleston naturalists: John Bachman, Edmund Ravenel, John Edwards Holbrook, Lewis R. Gibbes, Francis S. Holmes, and John McCrady. Bound together in spirit by their devotion to southern culture, their commitment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Bachman; John Bachman, Naturforscher.; John Bachman; John Bachman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Stephens
ISBN: 0807825182 9780807825181
OCLC Number: 41266068
Description: xviii, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Scientific terms used in this work --
In a singular place --
Exalting two books --
In the shadow of Audubon --
Treasures of earth and sea --
A low class of animals --
From alpha to Omega --
Ancient animals --
Passionate pursuits --
Hyenas and hybrids --
The jawbone of an ass --
The broken circle --
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Examining the scientific activities and contributions of the members of the Charleston's circle of naturalists, this text pays attention to the problems faced by the group and the ways in which their  Read more...

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It is crystal clear from Ýthis careful exposition that science has always been about more than disclosing the facts of nature."Books & Culture"

 
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