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Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist

Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist

by Albert E. Moyer


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ISBN-13: 9781560987765
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 11/17/1997
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Albert E. Moyer is a professor and chair of the Department of History at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His previous publications include A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prologue: Know Ye Not That There Is a Prince and a Great Man Fallen Chapter 2 1. An Unsettled Beginning Chapter 3 2. From Student to Surveyor Chapter 4 3. Teaching at Albany Academy Chapter 5 4. Master of Electromagnets Chapter 6 5. The Hunt for Electromagnetic Induction Chapter 7 6. Staking a Claim Chapter 8 7. Joseph and Harriet Chapter 9 8. The Call to Princeton Chapter 10 9. Settling In Chapter 11 10. Professor Henry Chapter 12 11. New Experiments Chapter 13 12. Reassessments Chapter 14 13. Philadelphia Connections Chapter 15 14. London, Paris, and Edinburgh Chapter 16 15. Measuring Up Chapter 17 16. Proper Compensation Chapter 18 18. On to the Smithsonian Chapter 19 Epilogue: The Nestor of American Science

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