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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.
Alhacen on the Principles of Reflection: Volume 1: Introduction and Latin Text; Volume 2: English Translation (Transactions 96 No. 2 & 3)
Essays and Reviews in History and History of Science (Transaction 96-5)
Most Important Clock in America: The David Rittenhouse Astronomical Musical Clock at Drexel University: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Volume 99, Part 2)
First I Find the Center Point: Reading the Text of Hugh of Saint Victor's “The Mystic Ark” (Transaction 94-4)
Dashkova: A Life of Influence and Exile (Transaction 97-3)
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