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American Philosophical Society
Of Elephants & Roses: French Natural History, 1790-1830: Memoir 267
Sue Ann Prince
This award-winning illustrated book explores the fascinating history of the natural sciences in the turbulent years of post-revolutionary and Restoration France, from Empress Josephine’s black swans and rare Franklinia tree to a giraffe that walked 480 miles across France to greet the king. It is the catalogue for an international loan exhibition held in 2011 at the APS Museum in Philadelphia and the record of an associated interdisciplinary symposium held at the American Philosophical Society (APS) on December 1-3, 2011. The essays, commentaries, and discussions present new perspectives on French natural history, its influence on French culture, and its ties to the natural sciences in North America. Contributors include art historians, historians of science, and scholars of French literature, history, and culture. Illus.
Thomas Holme, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania (Memoir 200)
Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery, the 2nd Edition of his “Cotton Manufacture” (1840), & the ‘Justitia’ Controversy about Relative Power Costs (Memoir 189)
Italian Weights and Measures: From the Middle Ages to the 19th Century (Memoir 145)
Gabriele Zerbi, Gerontocomia: On the Care of the Aged, & Maximianus, Elegies on Old Age and Love (Memoir 182)
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