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Letters of Georges Cuvier By Dorinda Outram
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A summary calendar of manuscript and printed materials preserved in Europe, the United States of America, and Australasia related to the life and career of Georges Cuvier. A facsimile of the 1980... More > edition.< Less
An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War By Hasok Chang
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This collection is the product of a highly innovative pedagogical experiment. Five successive cohorts of undergraduate students, each building on the work inherited from the previous year, produced... More > an academic monograph. The outcome is an engaging history of the chemical element chlorine from its first isolation in the 1770s to the late 20th century. With a methodological focus on controversies, this rich collection includes studies on the history and philosophy of chemistry, the history and ethics of chemical warfare, the medical and technological developments of disinfection and bleaching, and the environmental impacts of organo-chlorine compounds from the Vietnam War to Silent Spring.< Less
He is no loss: Robert McCormick and the voyage of HMS Beagle By Emily Steel
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Robert McCormick was surgeon and naturalist on HMS Beagle, 1831-1832. He left at Rio de Janeiro angry that Charles Darwin had usurped his position. This volume examines McCormick’s activities... More > on Beagle, his natural history, and his relationships with Darwin and FitzRoy. It includes a transcript of McCormick’s diary from the voyage. ISBN: 978-0-906450-18-5< Less
To See The Fellows Fight By John Thackray
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Eye Witness Accounts of Meetings of the Geological Society of London and Its Club, 1822-1868. A collection of diary entries and letters commenting on early meetings of the society and its dining... More > club. Compiled and edited by John Thackray; preface by Janet Browne, James Secord and Hugh Torrens. 2nd printing (2010) of 2003 first edition.< Less