Russell Lawson's Research and Discovery: Landmarks and Pioneers in American PDF

By Russell Lawson

ISBN-10: 0765680734

ISBN-13: 9780765680730

This encyclopedia is an outline of the heritage of technology in the USA from colonial occasions to the current. equipped alphabetically inside of clinical self-discipline, the set is split into fourteen sections that come with evaluation essays tracing the old improvement of the explicit self-discipline in a cultural and social context; A-to-Z entries on humans, associations, occasions, advancements, and demanding ideas; records highlighting the advance of the self-discipline; and a chronology detailing the historical milestones. broad cross-references, an issue finder, bibliographic citations, and biographical and topic indexes in each one quantity around out this paintings.

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Donald J. McGraw Sources Berra, Tim N. William Beebe: An Annotated Bibliography. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1977. Welker, Robert Henry. Natural Man: The Life of William Beebe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975. B E V E R L E Y, R O B E R T ( C A . 1673–1722) Robert Beverley was a Virginia planter who published a human and natural history of Virginia in 1705, The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts. The four parts comprise a political history, natural history, description of Native American tribes, and assessment of the current state of affairs.

In inventing the lightbulb and other modern devices, Thomas Edison applied theories of electricity that were largely European in origin. In the 1940s, the scientists of the Manhattan Project used the theories and experimental results of European physicists and mathematicians to develop the atomic weapon that the United States used against Japan during World War II. Indeed, American scientists have been less often theorists than inventors. Most American contributions to science have been directed toward standards of living, health and medicine, communications, transportation, information, and military technology.

Nature is the first or elder scripture, preceding even the Hebrew Bible. It made sense to Increase and Cotton Mather that the Christian develop the skills to investigate this elder scripture. Father and son studied and practiced astronomy and embraced the new science of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo. They organized the Philosophical Club in Boston to promote science. Cotton began the study of botany and medicine, eventually becoming expert in the latter, writing numerous treatises and taking the lead in early eighteenthcentury Boston in advocating inoculation against smallpox.

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