Science in nineteenth-century America
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Published by Hilland Wang in New York .
Written in English


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Statementedited and with an introduction by Nathan Reingold.
SeriesAmerican century series
ContributionsReingold, Nathan, 1927-
The Physical Object
Pagination339p.
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21878290M

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Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life) byCited by: 3. The book includes a timeline and a bibliography for those interested in pursuing further research, and over two dozen fascinating photos that illustrate the daily lives of Americans in . Publisher Synopsis "A finely tuned study of the operation of science and technology in shaping the every day life of 19th century Americans. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, p. illus. 21 cm. Contents: Introduction --Two grand old men --The world of the natural historians --The geophysical tradition I: the alliance of physics and geography --The Wilkes expedition --The geophysical tradition II: Henry, Bache, and their circle --Evolution: from natural history to .

In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. This important exploration of the major nineteenth-century pseudo-sciences provides fresh perspectives on the American society of that era and on the history of the orthodox sciences, a number of which grew out of the fertile soil plowed by the by: 1. Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature The nineteenth century was a period of many advances in the field of science and medicine. Society placed a great deal of emphasis on the empirical. Part One: Science in the 19th Century During the 19th century science made great progress. John Dalton() published his atomic theory in According to the theory matter is made of tiny, indivisible particles.

Science in nineteenth-century America. New York: Octagon Books, , © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Reingold. Summary: Documents, many of them private correspondence or memoirs previously unpublished. Attempts to find the seed of the position of American science in . Thomas Broman, Journal of the History of Medicine "Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century is a text that is highly recommended as an introduction to history of medicine for undergraduates. It should also be read by all historians of medicine for its thoughtful and original analysis of a major historiographical issue."Cited by: Get this from a library! Science in nineteenth-century America: a documentary history. [Nathan Reingold;] -- 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.