Yankee Science in the Making: Science and Engineering in New England from Colonial Times to the Civil War

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Courier Corporation, 1948 - Science - 544 pages
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Thoughtful, readable survey explores "flowering" of science in New England from Colonial times to the Civil War. Describes contributions of scientists Benjamin Franklin and Eli Whitney, engineers George Washington Whistler and Cyrus Field, naturalists Gray, Agassiz, and Dana; medical accomplishments of Holmes, Morton and Jarvis, beginnings of Darwinism, much more.
 

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Contents

The Colonial Setting
25
The Revolutionary Years
67
The Practical Navigators
93
Turnpike and Towpath
135
The Beginnings of Mass Production
175
Lecture Hall and Textbook
201
The Surveys
237
Humanists and Humanitarians
261
The Great Naturalists
335
Science and Religion
373
Sky and Ocean
399
The Scientific Schools
421
Postscript 1991
445
Bibliography
485
Supplementary Bibliography 1991
531
Copyright

Steam Water Electricity
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