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Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

A. B. Nichols Panama Collection

A. B. Nichols Panama Collection

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A. B. Nichols Panama Canal Materials were gathered and organized during Nichols' tenure as Office Engineer. Nichols was first employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1899 to survey the Nicaraguan route. In 1904, he was assigned to the Panama Canal. Most of the materials in these notebooks and albums dates from 1906 to 1917.

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Centuries of Civil Engineering: A Rare Book Exhibition Celebrating the Heritage of Civil Engineering

Centuries of Civil Engineering: A Rare Book Exhibition Celebrating the Heritage of Civil Engineering

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An exhibit draws upon highlights from the Linda Hall Library collections to focus on the historical accomplishments of both American engineers and their European predecessors and counterparts.

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Classics and Landmarks Collection

Classics and Landmarks Collection

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This collection brings together publications in science and technology that have become recognized for their seminal influence, groundbreaking ideas, or presentation of initial discoveries. The collection presents two editions of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius; Tycho Brahe's discovery of a Nova; the first published description of the Copernican system; and more.

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Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo

Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo

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A collection of moon maps chronologically arranged by their publication date. This is an online version of an exhibition catalog that was originally published in 1989.

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Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

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This portable atlas follows the style of Johannes Hevelius by the inclusion of constellations invented by Hevelius. There are fourteen hand-colored plates, each one usually divided into three panels, to present forty-one constellation maps.

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Natural History Books

Natural History Books

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This collection features works encompassing the pursuit of knowledge regarding natural objects from the 17th to the early 20th century. Topics covered include zoology, botany, geology and associated fields.

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Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

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Collection of Star Atlases encompasses atlases and maps from 1482 to the 19th century ranging from the rudimentary, to some of the most beautiful and accurate scientific books ever published, finshed with later pictorial atlases for the general public.

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Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969

Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969

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An exhibit of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery.

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Star Atlases

Star Atlases

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

The collection of Star Atlases encompasses atlases and maps from 1482 to the 19th century. The materials range from the rudimentary, to some of the most beautiful and accurate scientific books ever published, finishing with late pictorial atlases for the general public.

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Tycho Brahe. Astronomical Coniectur [A New Star], 1632

Tycho Brahe. Astronomical Coniectur [A New Star], 1632

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English translation of Tycho Brahe's De nova stella, in which he described his observations of a new star that had appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia in 1572.

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Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations 1679 - 1859

Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations 1679 - 1859

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Collection of published monuments of circumnavigation including expeditions of William Dampier, Captain Cook, French captains La Pérouse, Freycinet, Duperrey, and Dumont D'Urville; Russian explorer Otto von Kotzebue, etc.

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Women's Work: Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to the 21st Century

Women's Work: Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to the 21st Century

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This collection brings together the work of a group of six historic women scientific illustrators and demonstrates the strong foundation they built by also presenting the work of six contemporary women.

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