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Science for Everyone: History of Science Library

Monthly Display in History of Science Library

The items below are on display through September in the History of Science Library.

Here's a printable list of the books with notes on their contents:

Rare Books Spotlight

An Inaugural Oration, on the Progress and Importance of the Mathematical Sciences (1788)
by Walter Minto, Scottish mathematician and astronomer
Image from Bartleby's Books



Mildews, Rusts amd Smuts (1913)
By George Massee; Assisted by (daughter) Ivy Massee
Image from

Mayflies of the Driftless Region (2005)
Wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec, with identifications by Clarke Garry
Image from  AbeBooks (UK)

A Proposal to Determine Our Longitude (1743)
Author Jane Squire was one of only two women to submit proposals under the 1714 Longitude Act
Image from the Royal Museum Greenwich