Thoughtful, readable survey explores qfloweringq of science in New England from Colonial times to the Civil War. Describes contributions of scientists Benjamin Franklin and Eli Whitney, engineers George Washington Whistler and Cyrus Field, naturalists Gray, Agassiz, and Dana; medical accomplishments of Holmes, Morton and Jarvis, beginnings of Darwinism, much more.On the younger Winthrop see Ch. DC of S. E. Morison (Builders) 1930; H. G. Lyons 1941; W. Haynes 1939; on early ... Thomas Danforth (1703- 1786), a pewterer bora in Taunton, Massachusetts, opened shop in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1733.
|Title||:||Yankee Science in the Making|
|Author||:||Dirk Jan Struik|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1991|