An American Scientist on the Research Frontier: Edward by Ralph R. Hamerla

By Ralph R. Hamerla

An American Scientist at the examine Frontier is the 1st scholarly learn of the nineteenth-century American scientist Edward Williams Morley. partially, it's the long-overdue tale of a guy who lent his identify to the Michelson and Morley Ether-Drift scan, and who conclusively validated the atomic weight of oxygen. it's also the untold tale of technological know-how in provincial the USA: what Hamerla offers as technological know-how at the "American learn frontier".

This vital exam of Morley’s fight for private legitimacy extends and transforms our figuring out of technological know-how in the course of a foundational interval, and ends up in a few detailed conclusions which are very important to the literature and historiography of technological know-how. by way of revealing very important features of the clinical tradition of the yankee heartland, An American Scientist at the examine Frontier deepens our figuring out of somebody scientist and of yankee technology extra generally. In so doing, Hamerla alterations the way in which we procedure and comprehend the production of medical wisdom, clinical groups, and the historical past of technology itself.

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