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American Philosophical Society
The Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Volume 110, Part 2
In commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the American Philosophical Society’s founding in 1743 and the birth of its long-time president, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the APS Library, along with the National Constitution Center, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania held a symposium in June 2018 that explored the history of science, knowledge production, and learning during the Age of Jefferson. The volume contains papers from many of the presenters at the symposium. The chapters touch on an enormous range of topics and fields, much like Jefferson's own intellectual life. Also much like Jefferson, they are international in scope. Subjects range from inoculation to animal magnetism to Jewish migrants in the eighteenth century. Both books are a testament to the mission Jefferson served throughout his life and that both institutions still aim to serve today: “to promote useful knowledge.”
Essays and Reviews in History and History of Science (Transaction 96-5)
Alhacen on Image-Formation and Distortion in Mirrors: Volume 2, English Translation (Transactions 98, Part 1, Volume 2)
Johann Schoner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study: Transactions, APS (Vol. 100, Part 5)
Stationer’s Voice: The English Almanac Trade in the Early Eighteenth Century (Transaction 95-4)
Alhacen on Image-Formation and Distortion in Mirrors: Volume One: Introduction and Latin Text (Transactions 98, Part 1, Volume 1)
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