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Alexander Dallas Bache [electronic resource] : Scientist and Educator, 1806-1867 / Merle M. Odgers.

Author/Creator:
Odgers, Merle M.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
PENNSYLVANIA LIVES
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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De Gruyter Online.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This is the biography of a man who made his greatest contribution to science in his reorganization of the U.S. Coast Survey. Alexander Dallas Bache was appointed superintendent in 1843, and the Survey increased its scope and improved its methods in the study of winds, tides, currents, and harbors under his charge
Contents:
Frontmatter
Foreword
Contents
I. FRANKLIN'S MOST FAMOUS SCION
II. WEST POINT AND THE ARMY
III. A PROFESSORSHIP AT TWENTY-TWO
IV. A SCHOOL IN THE MAKING: GIRARD COLLEGE
V. "MEN AND..."
VI. '...THINGS"
VII. AN ENVOY'S REPORT
VIII. THE PHILADELPHIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
IX. EARLY RESEARCH
X. MAGNETISM
XI. A FIRST CAREER ENDS
XII. THE COAST SURVEY
XIII. SERVICES TO THE NATION
XIV. MAN OF SCIENCE
XV. THE CHIEF
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016)
ISBN:
9781512805185
OCLC:
979954700
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9781512805185 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.