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An anthology of nineteenth-century American science writing

Author: C R Resetarits
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2013.
Series: Anthem nineteenth-century series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume is a brief anthology of the most influential writing by American scientists between 1800 and 1900. Arranged thematically and chronologically to highlight the progression of American science throughout the nineteenth century - from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization - it is the first collection of its kind. Each
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Resetarits
ISBN: 9781783080625 1783080620
OCLC Number: 855585463
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xi, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: 1800-1846 Naturals and naturalists --
Part two: 1846-1876 Warriors --
Part three: 1876-1900 Scientists.
Series Title: Anthem nineteenth-century series
Responsibility: edited by C.R. Resetarits.

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"This volume is a brief anthology of the most influential writing by American scientists between 1800 and 1900. Arranged thematically and chronologically to highlight the progression of American science throughout the nineteenth century - from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization - it is the first collection of its kind. Each section begins with a biography, putting human faces to each time period, and introducing such notable figures as Thomas Jefferson and Louis Agassiz."--Publisher's description.

This anthology is the first collection of primary science articles written by scientists working in America during the nineteenth century.

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