Landmarks of Science is a collection of microform books and journals, much of it in the original language, representing the history of science from the invention of printing until the end of the nineteenth century. Predominant languages are English, French, German, and Italian. Included are works of Euclid, Friedrich Accum, Copernicus, Henri Poincare, Christian Wolff, Galileo, Johann Kepler, Rene Descartes and more than 2700 other scientists. Medicine, chemistry, physics, mathematics, botany, zoology, astronomy, and geology are all represented, making this an ideal collection for tracing the development of scientific principles. This collection also facilitates multidisciplinary studies among fields such as history, languages, philosophy, astronomy, music, and science.
Books in the collection are now represented in Truman's Library Catalog. They are divided into:
Landmarks of Science (Series I)
Location: Red boxes on east side of Microforms room
Items are in alphabetical order by author. All titles of Landmarks of Science are cataloged in Truman's Library Catalog and can be located by keyword, title, author, and subject. For a complete list do a title search for Landmarks of Science.
Microcards can now be read and scanned with the ST ViewScan microfilm reader/scanner located in the Microforms Reading Room. A bound volume called the Short Title List sits in MicroRef at Q 125 which lists everything in the set by author.
Landmarks of Science (Series II: Monographs)
Location: Cabinet 20 Drawer 1-6 in Microforms room
We currently have segments 12-29 filed in alphabetical order by author.
Landmarks of Science (Series II: Journals)
Location: Inter-shelved with the bound periodicals by call number
These are listed in the Library's catalog by title and subject. A title search of Landmarks II journals in Truman's Library Catalog will bring up a list in alphabetical order.
There is a volume in reference:
Catalogue of Scientific Serials by Samuel Scudder.
This is a listing of periodicals from all countries from 1633 to 1876,
and used as a basis for identifying titles to be included in Landmarks of
Science. (Ref Q 158.5 S43
Citing a Monograph in Landmarks of Science:
Adams, George. An Essay on Electricity. London: J. Dillon, 1799. Located in
Landmarks of Science Series II [Microform]. New Canaan, CT: Readex
Microprint, 1984-1985, 13 fiche.
Citing a Journal Article in Landmarks of
Newman, Edward. "A History of the British Lycopodia," The Phytologist, v.1 #1, June,
1841, pp. 1-16. (Located in Landmarks of Science Series II [Microform]), New
Canaan, Ct: Readex Microprint, 1984-1985, microfilm reel.
For more information about this subject in our
Library Catalog, check out these
Time Period: 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century
Subject keywords: Science