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Joseph Henry The Rise of an American Scientist

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ISBN-10: 1560987766

ISBN-13: 9781560987765

Edition: 1997

Authors: Albert E. Moyer

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By the time of his death in 1878, Joseph Henry was America's most eminent physical scientist. In this comprehensive biography, Albert E. Moyer reconstructs the crucial early phases of Henry's career, tracing how a boy of modest means in a nation of scant scientific resources attained international prominence. Describing the ways in which Joseph Henry influenced and was influenced by a young nation's scientific and cultural currents, this biography illuminates not only the character of nineteenth-century scientific exploration but also the place of science in American culture.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 11/17/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 348
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English