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Landmarks in science : Hippocrates to Carson / Robert B. Downs.

Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1982.
ISBN 9780872872950, 0872872955

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Subjects Ciencia -- Historia.
Science -- Biography.
Science -- History -- Biography.
Science -- History.
Scientists -- Biography.
Description 305 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index.
Contents 1. Great physician: Hippocrates. Aphorisms -- 2. Father of natural history: Aristotle. History of animals -- 3. First scientific botanist: Theophrastus. On the history of plants and On the causes of plants -- 4. Master mathematician: Euclid. Elements of geometry -- 5. Mechanical wizard: Archimedes: On the sphere and the cylinder -- 6. Poet of science: Lucretius. On the nature of things -- 7. First medical historian: Celsus. De medicina -- 8. The great compiler: Pliny the Elder. Natural history -- 9. First herbalist: Dioscorides. Materia medica -- 10. Beginning of scientific cartography: Ptolemaeus. Geography -- 11. Dictator of medieval medicine: Galen. On the natural faculties -- 12. Prince of physicians: Avicenna. Canon of medicine -- 13. Admirable doctor: Roger Bacon. Opus majus -- 14. Universal genius: Leonardo da Vinci. Notebooks -- 15. Sun-centered universe: Copernicus. Concerning the revolutions of the heavenly spheres -- 16. Father of mineralogy: Agricola. De re metallica -- 17. Complete skeptic: Paracelsus. Selected writings -- 18. Great herbalist: Leonhard Fuchs. Important commentaries concerning the history of plants -- 19. Founder of modern anatomy: Andreas Vesalius. On the structure of the human body -- 20. Start of modern zoology: Conrad Gesner. Historia animalium -- 21. Classic of experimental science: William Gilbert. On the loadstone, magnetic bodies, and on the great magnet the earth -- 22. Astronomical observer supreme: Tycho Brahe. Studies in the new astronomy -- 23. Pursuit of knowledge: Francis Bacon. Of the proficience and advancement of learning -- 24. Explorer of outer space: Galileo. Dialogue on the two chief systems of the world -- 25. Lawmaker for the universe: Johannes Kepler. The new astronomy and the harmony of the world -- 26. Birth of experimental medicine: William Harvey. Anatomical exercise on the motion of the heart and blood in animals -- 27. Beginning of modern scientific method: René Descartes. A discourse on method -- 28. First modern chemist: Robert Boyle. The sceptical chymist -- 29. Taxonomic pioneer: John Ray. Historia plantarum -- 30. Founder of microscopic anatomy: Marcello Malpighi. Anatome plantarum -- 31. Pendulum and light: Christian Huygens. Pendulum clocks and Treatise on light -- 32. First microbe hunter: Anton van Leeuwenhoek. Letters to the Royal Society of England -- 33. Observer of the invisible: Robert Hooke. Micrographia -- 34. Plant anatomist: Nehemiah Grew. The anatomy of plants begun -- 35. System of the world: Isaac Newton. Principia mathematica -- 36. Plant physiologist: Stephan Hales. Vegetable staticks -- 37. Electrical wizard: Benjamin Franklin. Experiments and observations on electricity -- 38. Father of systematic biology: Carolus Linnaeus. System of nature -- 39. Spirit of enlightenment: Denis Diderot. Encyclopédie -- 40. Pioneer of modern geology: James Hutton. Theory of the earth -- 41. Analyzer of water: Henry Cavendish. Experiments on air -- 42. Architect of modern chemistry: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Elementary treatise of chemistry -- 43. Invertebrate zoologist: Jean Lamarck. Natural history of invertebrate animals -- 44. Discoverer of vaccination: Edward Jenner. An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae -- 45. Mathematical astronomer: Pierre Laplace. Celestial mechanics -- 46. Comparative anatomist: Georges Cuvier. The animal kingdom -- 47. Birth of the atomic theory: John Dalton. A new system of chemical philosophy -- 48. Father of English geology: William Smith. Geological atlas of England and Wales -- 49. Univeral man: Alexander von Humboldt. Cosmos -- 50. Seaman's bible: Nathaniel Bowditch. The new American practical navigator -- 51. Ornithologist supreme: John James Audubon. The birds of America -- 52. Case of the wounded stomach: William Beaumont. Experiments and observations on the gastric juice and the physiology of digestion -- 53. Birth of photography: Louis Daguerre. History and description of the process of Daguerreotype -- 54. Electrical pioneer: Michael Faraday. Experimental researches in electricity -- 55. Interpreter and synthesizer: Charles Lyell. Principles of geology -- 56. Paths of the sea: Matthew Fontaine Maury. The physical geography of the sea -- 57. Case of the wandering boulders: Jean Louis Agassiz. Studies on glaciers -- 58. Survival through natural selection: Charles Darwin. On the origin of species -- 59. Professional homicide: Oliver Wendell Holmes. The contagiousness of puerperal fever -- 60. First great American botanist: Asa Gray. Elements of botany -- 61. Indestructible energy: Hermann von Helmholtz. On the conservation of force -- 62. Explorer of unseen worlds: Louis Pasteur. Treatise on the fermentation known as lactic -- 63. Riddle of heredity: Gregor Mendel. Experiments in plant hybridization -- 64. Founder of antiseptic surgery: Joseph Lister. On the antiseptic principle in the practice of surgery -- 65. Greatest American scientist: Josiah Willard Gibbs. On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances -- 66. Founder of American psychology: William James. The principles of psychology -- 67. Bacillus hunter: Robert Koch. The etiology of tuberculosis -- 68. Doyen of experimental physiologists: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Conditioned reflexes -- 69. Founder of modern psychiatry: Sigmund Freud. Civilization and its discontents -- 70. Most civilized Englishman: Havelock Ellis. Studies in the psychology of sex -- 71. Discovers of radium: Marie and Pierre Curie. Researches on radioactive substances -- 72. Harbinger of the atomic age: Albert Einstein. Relativity, the special and general theory -- 73. The proper study of man: Alfred Kinsey. Sexual behavior in the human male -- 74. Upsetting the balance of nature: Rachel Carson. Silent spring.
Genre Biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8194771
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WorldCat Identities Downs, Robert B. 1903-1991.
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