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American Philosophical Society
Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930 (Memoir 231)
Edward C. Carter II
Papers given at a conference on Scientific Exploration in North America to 1930 with topics including Cartography, Oceanic Exploration, Art, Anthropology, Lewis & Clark, & the West. This book adds much to our quest for knowledge of who & where we are by illuminating such themes as the role of maps & mapmaking in defining our national identify, the origins of Western exploration, the cultural clash found in the best-selling account of a 19th-century physician-explorer with Arctic peoples, the role of art in the service of science in bringing these newly discovered places & peoples into the Amer. parlor, & the impact of Mormon farming techniques on John Wesley Powell’s famed 1878 Arid Region Report. Black & white maps & illustrations.
The Ground Sloth: “Megalonyx”: (Xenarthra: Megalonychidae) from the Pleistocene (Late Irvingtonian) Camelot Local Fauna, Dorchester County, SC: Trans., APS (vol. 100, Pt. 4)
Peiresc's History of Provence: Antiquarianism and the Discovery of a Medieval Mediterranean (APS Transaction 101 #3)
Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought
Descended from Darwin: Insights into the History of Evolutionary Studies, 1900-1970 (Transactions 99, Part 1)
Figuring History: American Philosophical Society Transactions Vol. 101 #4
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