Heralds of Science

illustration of two cherubs holding a crown over the title of the book Dialogo di Galileo Galilei

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 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v. 62 (1772)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London

40. Discoverer of Oxygen

Cover of Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v.1-2 (1665-1667)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.

83. The Royal Society

Cover of Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v.106 (1816)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.

181. Mine Safety Lamp

Cover of Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v.75 (1785)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.

42. Composition of Water

Cover of Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v.88 (1798)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.

151. Heat

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Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London v.92 (1802)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander
Royal Society of London.

152. Physical Optics

Cover of Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London.

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. v.7-8 (1672-1673)

Royal Society (Great Britain); Maty, Paul Henry; Stuart, Alexander; Royal Society (Great Britain)
Royal Society of London.

189. Histology

Cover of Radio-activity

Radio-activity

Rutherford, Ernest; J. and C.F. Clay,
At the University Press
1904

51. The Nuclear Atom

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Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes t. 1

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

195. Comparative Anatomy

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Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes t. 2

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

195. Comparative Anatomy

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Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes t. 3

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

195. Comparative Anatomy

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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

Cover of Sidereus nuncius

Sidereus nuncius

Galilei, Galileo
Apud Thomam Baglionum
MDCX [1610]

7.  Telescope

Cover of Strata identified by organized fossils - containing prints on colored paper of the most characteristic specimens in each stratum

Strata identified by organized fossils

Smith, William
Printed by W. Arding ..., and sold by the author ..., J. Sowerby ..., Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown ..., and by all booksellers
1816-1819
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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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