An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Science Writing

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C. R. Resetarits
Anthem Press, 2012 - History - 307 pages
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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 movement of American science throughout the nineteenth century, from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization, this anthology is the first of its kind. Biographies front each section, putting human faces to each time period, and the anthology includes such notable names as Thomas Jefferson and Louis Agassiz.


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C. R. Resetarits is an essayist, scholar and writer whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including 'Gender Studies', 'Fabula', 'Kenyon Review' and 'Mississippi Review'. She was a teaching fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and served as associate editor for the 'Natural Areas Journal'. Her background in American studies and her interest in natural history have combined with her research expertise to bring about the current anthology.

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