William Stimpson and the Golden Age of American Natural History

 
 
Northern Illinois University Press
  • erschienen am 19. Juni 2018
  • |
  • 308 Seiten
 
E-Book | ePUB mit Adobe DRM | Systemvoraussetzungen
978-1-60909-240-5 (ISBN)
 

William Stimpson was at the forefront of the American natural history community in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Stimpson displayed an early affinity for the sea and natural history, and after completing an apprenticeship with famed naturalist Louis Agassiz, he became one of the first professionally trained naturalists in the United States. In 1852, twenty-year-old Stimpson was appointed naturalist of the United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition, where he collected and classified hundreds of marine animals. Upon his return, he joined renowned naturalist Spencer F. Baird at the Smithsonian Institution to create its department of invertebrate zoology. He also founded and led the irreverent and fun-loving Megatherium Club, which included many notable naturalists. In 1865, Stimpson focused on turning the Chicago Academy of Sciences into one of the largest and most important museums in the country. Tragically, the museum was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and Stimpson died of tuberculosis soon after, before he could restore his scientific legacy. This first-ever biography of William Stimpson situates his work in the context of his time. As one of few to collaborate with both Agassiz and Baird, Stimpson's life provides insight into the men who shaped a generation of naturalists-the last before intense specialization caused naturalists to give way to biologists. Historians of science and general readers interested in biographies, science, and history will enjoy this compelling biography.

  • Englisch
  • Ithaca
  • |
  • USA
Cornell University Press
5 illustrations
  • 4,36 MB
978-1-60909-240-5 (9781609092405)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
Ronald Vasile
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Seafaring Prodigy
  • Chapter 2. Naval Servitude
  • Chapter 3. The First American Naturalist in Japan
  • Chapter 4. Defending American Science
  • Chapter 5. The Stimpsonian Institution
  • Chapter 6. From Natural History to Zoology
  • Chapter 7. Lively Times at the Smithsonian
  • Chapter 8. Scientific Skirmishes
  • Chapter 9. Wild Chicago
  • Chapter 10. Death and Decision
  • Chapter 11. American Science Visits the West
  • Chapter 12. A Fish out of Water
  • Chapter 13. Losing a Fauna
  • Chapter 14. A Clean Sweep
  • Epilogue. William Stimpson and American Natural History
  • Appendix. Stimpson's Taxonomic Work
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • References
  • Other Primary Sources
  • Index of Subjects
  • Index of Names

Dateiformat: EPUB
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat EPUB ist sehr gut für Romane und Sachbücher geeignet - also für "fließenden" Text ohne komplexes Layout. Bei E-Readern oder Smartphones passt sich der Zeilen- und Seitenumbruch automatisch den kleinen Displays an. Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein "harter" Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten.

Bitte beachten Sie bei der Verwendung der Lese-Software Adobe Digital Editions: wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt nach Installation der Lese-Software diese mit Ihrer persönlichen Adobe-ID zu autorisieren!

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer E-Book Hilfe.


Download (sofort verfügbar)

27,49 €
inkl. 7% MwSt.
Download / Einzel-Lizenz
ePUB mit Adobe DRM
siehe Systemvoraussetzungen
E-Book bestellen