ERIC Number: ED194312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
An Annotated List of Historically and Scientifically Important Works Published Before 1900 in the Library of The National Bureau of Standards.
The purpose of this project was to specifically identify important works within the National Bureau of Standards library collection of approximately 125,000 items that are generally acknowledged to be pertinent to the development of modern science and technology. Presented is an annotated list including 197 items selected from the pre-1900 holdings in the library. The arrangement is alphabetical by author, and the annotations describe the nature and significance of either the specific publication entry or its author in cases of multiple entries by author. The list provides a general cross-section of the collection and includes important works from the fields of mathematics, physics, electricity, chemistry, mechanics, metrology, and the history of science. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.