The Life of James Dwight Dana

“ Honesty , virtue , and industry seem almost to be our natural inheritance " are the words with which in middle life he expressed his estimate of his parents . There are not many glimpses of the boyhood of James Dwight Dana , but one ...

Author: Daniel Coit Gilman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105032302981

Category: United States Exploring Expedition

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The Life of James Dwight Dana

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Daniel C. Gilman

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ISBN: 0265380723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist, Zoologist, Professor in Yale University In preparing the biography, which is personal rather than scientific, the subject of it is his own interpreter, and wherever his language could be introduced, or that of his correspondents, I have preferred to quote rather than to condense or rewrite what they have Said. At the same time, I trust that sufficient explanations have been given to Show the conditions under which the writers spoke. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Life of James Dwight Dana

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Daniel C. Gilman

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ISBN: 1330213742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist, Zoologist, Professor in Yale University Five phrases upon the title-page give a summary of this memoir. Professor Dana dwelt long upon the high seas, on their shores and islands and among their primitive inhabitants, so that he might be called an oceanographer or ocean-explorer; his distinction as a naturalist was gained in three great fields; and his career, from beginning to end, was identified with Yale College. In preparing the biography, which is personal rather than scientific, the subject of it is his own interpreter, and wherever his language could be introduced, or that of his correspondents, I have preferred to quote rather than to condense or rewrite what they have said. At the same time, I trust that sufficient explanations have been given to show the conditions under which the writers spoke. The task of a biographer fell to me by the confidence of Professor Dana's family, who remembered that for a considerable period while living in New Haven, as a pupil, neighbor, and friend, I knew him intimately. To Mrs. Dana the reader is indebted for the care with which she has saved and brought together the memorials of her husband's life and correspondence, and for the readiness with which she has consented to their publication. To Professor Edward S. Dana, his father's colleague in the University and in editing the American Journal of Science, special acknowledgments are also due. Free use has been made of the admirable and appreciative sketch of his father's career which appeared in 1894. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Scientists and Swindlers

David R. Oldroyd, Thinking about the Earth: A History of Ideas in Geology (London: Athlone, 1996), chs. ... Daniel C. Gilman,The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist, Zoologist, Professor in Yale ...

Author: Paul Lucier

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ISBN: 9780801890031

Category: Business & Economics

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Scientists and Swindlers introduces us to a new service of professionals: the consulting scientists. Lucier follows these entrepreneurial men of science on their wide-ranging commercial engagements from the shores of Nova Scotia to the coast of California and shows how their innovative work fueled the rapid growth of the American coal and oil industries and the rise of American geology and chemistry. Along the way, he explores the decisive battles over expertise and authority, the high-stakes court cases over patenting research, the intriguing and often humorous exploits of swindlers, and the profound ethical challenges of doing science for money. --from publisher description.
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History of Science in United States

BIBLIOGRAPHY Appleman, Daniel E. “James Dwight Dana and Pacific Geology.” In Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838–1842, edited by Herman J. Viola and Carolyn Margolis. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, ...

Author: Marc Rothenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135583187

Category: Reference

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This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.
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James Dwight Dana

Author: Michael Prendergast

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ISBN: OCLC:702686329

Category: Geologists

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Geographers

Gilman, D.C., The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist, Zoologist, Professor in Yale University, New York: Harper & Bros, 1899. Mozley, A., James Dwight Dana in New South Wales, 1839–1840', ...

Author: Geoffrey Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474226646

Category: Science

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Geographers is an annual collection of studies on individuals who have made major contributions to the development of geography and geographical thought. Subjects are drawn from all periods and from all parts of the world, and include famous names as well as those less well known, including explorers, independent thinkers and scholars. Each paper describes the geographer's education, life and work and discusses their influence and spread of academic ideas. Each study includes a select bibliography and a brief chronology. The work includes a general index, and a cumulative index of geographers listed in volumes published to date. Published under the auspices of the International Geographical Union.
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