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