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Benjamin Silliman: A Life in the Young Republic

Brown, Chandos Michael

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ISBN 10: 0691085331 / ISBN 13: 9780691085333
Editorial: Princeton Univ Press, 1989
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Fine blue cloth bound first edition hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is fine with trace wear only. Book is bright and free of names and price-clipping with no markings noted. Ships securely boxed with delivery confirmation on domestic orders. N° de ref. de la librería 2213

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Título: Benjamin Silliman: A Life in the Young ...

Editorial: Princeton Univ Press

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: First edition.

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Poet, essayist, chemist, geologist, educator, entrepreneur, publisher--Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) was one of the virtuosi of the Early Republic and a founder of the American scientific community. This absorbing biography is not only a study of the youth and early career of a complex and remarkable man but also a window on his times. In lively and often moving detail, Chandos Michael Brown opens the broad context of Silliman's life in his native Connecticut. From Silliman's father's disastrous captivity among the British during the Revolution to the intensities of New England religious revivals, from the international celebrity of the Weston Meteor to the economic hazards of introducing artificial mineral waters to the New York market, here is an engaging portrayal of the growth of an American scientist within his rich cultural setting. Brown tells how the young Silliman confronted the declining fortunes of his distinguished family and how he strove to invent a new career worthy of his ambition and social standing. He describes Silliman's education at Yale College and in Philadelphia, his European tour, and his subsequent activities as a professor of chemistry and mineralogy, founder of the Yale Medical School, and editor of the American Journal of Science. Throughout this cultural biography, Silliman appears as the concerned member of an often troubled family--a man who nonetheless managed to achieve that elusive quality, greatly admired by his contemporaries, that of the representative American.


Originally published in 1990.


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