9781616142247

A Professor, A President, and A Meteor

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  • ISBN13:

    9781616142247

  • ISBN10:

    1616142243

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/2010
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Summary

Based on original source documents and interviews, tells the story of Benjamin Silliman, arguably America's first scientist, pitting him against no less an adversary than Thomas Jefferson when science on this continent was still in its infancy.

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