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American Philosophical Society
Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North America, 1730-1860 (Transaction 93-4)
Sue Ann Prince
Transaction 93 No. 4
The Curatorial Department of the American Philosophical Society presents a catalogue of the exhibition being held in Philosophical Hall from June 2003 through December 2004. The exhibit focuses on the blending of art & science in the study of natural history in North America. It explores the cultural assumptions that governed the practice of natural history on the North American continent in the 18th & early 19th centuries. Focusing on the study of living things -- plants, animals, & indigenous peoples -- it looks at how & why Euro-Americans of the Enlightenment & post-Enlightenment periods went about explaining the world the way they did. Exhibit items include historical specimens, manuscript materials, first-edition books, & art work.
Ptolemy and the Foundations of Ancient Mathematical Optics: A Source Based Guided Study: Transactions, APS (vol. 89, part 3)
Adam Hoops, Thomas Barclay, and the House in Morrisville Known as Summerseat, 1764-1791: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 5)
Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology & Systematics, 1943-1944 (Transaction 94-2)
Both English and Latin: Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Milton’s Neo-Latin Writings: Transactions, APS (Vol. 102, Part 1)
“Tabula Antidotarii“ of Armengaud Blaise and its Hebrew Translation: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 6)
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