Heralds of Science

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In 1955 Bern Dibner, the noted science book collector and founder of the Burndy Library, published Heralds of Science as Represented by Two Hundred Epochal Books and Pamphlets Selected from the Burndy Library.  To construct the list, Dibner selected two hundred items he owned that “proclaimed new truths or hypotheses in science.” Two hundred titles, he felt, was an adequate number to represent the great achievements while not being too many to overwhelm the average layperson interested in science.  More...

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Cover of "Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes : où l'on rétablit les caractères de plusieurs espèces d'animaux que les révolutions du glob"

Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes t. 4

Cuvier, Georges, baron; Brongniart, Alexandre; Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Etienne
Deterville
1812

195. Comparative Anatomy

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Resultate aus den Beobachtungen des Magnetischen Vereins im Jahre Bd. 1 (1836), c. 3

Gauss, Carl Friedrich; Weber, Wilhelm Eduard; Magnetischer Verein (Göttingen, Germany)
Im Verlage der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung
1837-1843

66. Terrestrial Magnetism

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Resultate aus den Beobachtungen des Magnetischen Vereins im Jahre Bd. 2 (1837), c. 3

Gauss, Carl Friedrich; Weber, Wilhelm Eduard; Magnetischer Verein (Göttingen, Germany)
Im Verlage der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung
1837-1843

66. Terrestrial Magnetism

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Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia del cimento sotto la protezione del serenissimo principe Leopoldo di Toscana e descritte dal segretario di essa accademia

Accademia del cimento (Florence, Italy); Magalotti, Lorenzo, conte
Per Giuseppe Cocchini all'Insegna della stella
MDCLXVI [i.e. 1667]

82. First Academy of Science

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Sidereus nuncius

Galilei, Galileo
Apud Thomam Baglionum
MDCX [1610]

7. With the Telescope

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Sur divers signes sensibles du mouvement diurne de la terre

Foucault, Léon; Carter, John
Imprimerie de Mallet-Bachelier
[1852]

17. Earth's Rotation Demonstrated

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T. Lucreti Cari. poetae philosophici antiquissimi De rerum natura liber primus incipit foeliciter

Lucretius Carus, Titus
Paulus Fridenperger
28 Sept. 1486]

74. An Atomic Theory

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Telegraphs for the United States

United States. Department of the Treasury; Woodbury, Levi; Silliman, Benjamin; Cutbush, Edward; Barron, James; Morse, Samuel Finley Breese; United States. Congress House.
Thomas Allen, print
1837

67. Electric Telegraph

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Terrestrial magneto-electric induction ; Force and direction of magneto-electric induction generally

Faraday, Michael; Royal Society (Great Britain)
The Royal Society
1832]

64. Electro-Magnetic Induction

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The anatomy of vegetables begun

Grew, Nehemiah; Brouncker, William Brouncker, Viscount; Royal Society (Great Britain)
Printed for Spencer Hickman ... at the Rose in S. Pauls Church-Yard
1672

21. Sex in Plants

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The new American practical navigator

Bowditch, Nathaniel; Stuart, Gilbert
Printed at Newburyport, Mass., 1802, by Edmund M. Blunt, for Cushing and Appleton, Salem : Sold by every book-seller, ship- chandler, and mathematical-instrument-maker in the United States and West Indies
[1802]

15. Applied Astronomy

Adams postulated mathmatically the existance of an unknown planet from its gravitational manifestations in this pamphlet.

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The sceptical chymist or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes

Boyle, Robert
Printed by J. Cadwell for J. Crooke
MDCLXI [1661]

39. First Modern Chemist

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Theophrasti De Historia plantarum liber primus[-decimus]

Theophrastus; Gazēs, Theodōros; Merula, Giorgio
Per Bartholomaeum Confalonerium de Salodio
anno Domini 1483 die XX Februari

18. Greek Botany

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Traité de mécanique céleste

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827.

Heralds of Science 14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t 3

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t 5

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t. 2

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t. 4

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t.1

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité élémentaire de chimie

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Chez Cuchet
MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

43. The New Chemistry

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Traité élémentaire de chimie t. 1 (1789)

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Chez Cuchet
MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

43. The New Chemistry

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Traité élémentaire de chimie t. 2 (1789)

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Chez Cuchet
MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

43. The New Chemistry

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Tychonis Brahe Dani Epistolarvm astronomicarvm libri

Brahe, Tycho; Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse
cvm Caesaris et Regvm qvorvndam privilegiis
1596

4. The Keen Observer

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Vegetable staticks, or, An account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables

Hales, Stephen; Royal Society (Great Britain)
Printed for W. and J. Innys ... and T. Woodward ...
MDCCXXVII [1727]

26. Plant Nutrition

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Vermischte Schriften botanischen Inhalts

Mohl, Hugo von
Bei Ludwig Friedrich Fues
1845

32. Protoplasm

This work describes Mohl's definitive description of the substance that makes up the main part of a cell, which Mohr called protoplasm. 

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Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden

Mendel, Gregor
Im Verlage des Vereines
1866

35. Hereditary Characters

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