Title: Science in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press June 1985
0226709477 / 9780226709475
Seller ID: 20090902161351
As new, with diagonal crease on cover & a few adjoining pages.
An Eighth Day View:
Combining well-chosen correspondence of scientists with historical commentary, Reingold brings to life the developing American scientific community of the nineteenth century. "The reader catches glimpses of William Maclure mixing science and social reform, of Joseph Henry struggling to make a place for research at the Smithsonian Institution, of Gray and Dana corresponding with Darwin, of Newcomb and Michelson planning experiments on the speed of light."--John C. Greene, "Science"