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- NCCO Nineteenth Century Collections Online
This archive covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The documents collected represent the most theoretical pursuits as well as practical applications and popular science.
The archive is based in large part on the holdings of the internationally renowned research institution the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California. Already in possession of a premier assortment of material on the history of science, the Huntington Library recently acquired the Burndy Library. With more than 47,000 volumes, the Burndy Library enhances the Huntington's holdings to create one of the world's great repositories on the history of science and technology. Additional materials originate from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. Taken together, these rare books, journals, and documents constitute an invaluable window into the nature of scientific knowledge in the nineteenth century and are now readily available to scholars everywhere in this user-friendly searchable database.
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