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 Telegraphs for the United States

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

Cover of The anatomy of vegetables begun - with a general account of vegetation founded thereon

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

Cover of The new American practical navigator

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.

Cover of The sceptical chymist or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes

The sceptical chymist or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes

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

39. First Modern Chemist

Cover of Theophrasti De Historia plantarum liber primus-decimus

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

Cover of Traité de la lumière

Traité de la lumière

Huygens, Christiaan
Chez Pierre vander Aa, marchand libraire
1690

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité de mécanique céleste

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

Cover of Traité élémentaire de chimie

Traité élémentaire de chimie

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Chez Cuchet
MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

43. The New Chemistry

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