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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.
Descended from Darwin: Insights into the History of Evolutionary Studies, 1900-1970 (Transactions 99, Part 1)
Alhacen on Refraction (2 Volume Set): A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of Book 7 of Alhacen’s “De Aspectibus,” the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham’s “Kitab al-Manazir”
Reluctant Author: Cardinal Pole & his Manuscripts
“To Do Justice to Him and Myself”: Evert Wendell’s Account Book of the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, New York, 1695-1726 (includes cd-rom with original, Dutch text)
Johann Schoner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study: Transactions, APS (Vol. 100, Part 5)
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