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The lost world of James Smithson

Heather P. Ewing

The lost world of James Smithson

science, revolution, and the birth of the Smithsonian

by Heather P. Ewing

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Published by Bloomsbury in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smithson, James, -- 1765-1829,
  • Smithson, James, -- 1765-1829,
  • Smithsonian Institution,
  • Smithsonian Institution,
  • Science -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-412) and index.

    StatementHeather Ewing.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ143.S6 E956 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination432 p. :
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23153436M
    ISBN 10074757653X
    ISBN 109780747576532
    LC Control Number2008360574

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The Lost World of James Smithson Book Summary: In the United States government received a strange and unprecedented gift - a bequest ofgold sovereigns (then worth half a million dollars) to establish a foundation in Washington 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men'.

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– 27 June ) was an English chemist and published numerous scientific papers for the Royal Society during the late s as well as assisting in the development of calamine, which would eventually be renamed after him as "smithsonite".He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, which also bears his name.