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Landmarks of Science

Landmarks of Science includes a microfiche collection (Landmarks of Science & Landmarks II Monographs) encompassing five centuries of printed scientific literature, as well as a microfilm collection (Landmarks II-Scientific Journals) featuring material back to the 17th century. It provides thousands of publications tracing the histories of science, technology, western civilization, and various ideas. It is ideal for tracing the development of scientific principles. The collection also facilitates multidisciplinary studies across such curricula as history, languages, philosophy, astronomy, music, and science.


Landmarks of Science & Landmarks II is a comprehensive library of works that spans the history of science—from the beginning of printing into the early 20th century. It includes first editions of famous scientific works, which are complemented by the scientific literature that surrounds them: later, influential editions; translations; works by the less-famous scientists; scientific textbooks; biographies of scientists; and bibliographies of scientific work. The predominant languages represented are English, French, German, Latin, and Italian, but works in many other languages appear. An attempt has been made to include contemporary English translations when available.

These books are cataloged individually in Addison. Each is available in microfiche format on the first floor of Newman Library.


1400s-early 1900s.


September 13, 2010


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