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Otto Sverdrup Maps an Immense Area, 1898

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Otto Sverdrup's expedition in 1898 and his contribution to the Arctic map. Sverdrup, a Norwegian explorer, went to the Arctic between 1898 and 1902 solely for the purpose of ... More


Plön: A Lake Microcosm

Raf de Bont

in Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226141879
eISBN:
9780226141909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies field stations as important places of interaction between civic and academic science. It does so by focusing on the freshwater station of Plön (Schleswich-Holstein), founded by ... More


Inventive Institutions

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter proposes that we can better understand the dynamics of invention in the twentieth-century by studying inventive institutions (institutions that specialize in invention) instead of ... More


The Construction of a Hero

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers a historical exploration of the origins and perpetuation of the heroic inventor narrative associated with Frank Whittle and later Hans von Ohain. The chapter begins by showing ... More


The Science of Deep History: Old Accounts and Modern Science of New Madrid

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1912, United States Geological Survey researcher Myron L. Fuller published an account of the New Madrid earthquakes. This report languished until seismologist Otto Nuttli re-focused scientific ... More


The Tongues of Seismology: Switzerland, 1855–1912

Deborah R. Coen

in The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226111810
eISBN:
9780226111834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111834.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the contribution of the Swiss Earthquake Commission in earthquake research. It also discusses Otto Volger’s pioneering contribution to seismology, in particular, his monograph ... More


Kopp's World

in Image and Reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723327
eISBN:
9780226723358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723358.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Hermann Kopp (1817–1892) made a number of important scientific and historical contributions, especially in the field of chemistry, and wrote a book entitled Aus der Molecular-Welt (From the Molecular ... More


Structure Factors

Marjorie Senechal

in I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes Delta's move to Baltimore after receiving an invitation from Andrews (the chairman of John Hopkins' Chemistry Department) to spend the winter with his group. It also details ... More


Amherst College Wife

Marjorie Senechal

in I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter begins by describing the background of Otto Charles Glaser, his three wives, and his career at Amherst College; Dorothy Wrinch was the third Mrs. Glaser. It then discusses how Dorothy ... More


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