He relates the story of John Bartram's appointment as royal botanist for British colonial Florida in 1764; the discoveries of his son William and his students, who founded Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences; the first major scientific expedition to Spanish Florida by William Maclure, George Ord, Thomas Say, and Titan Peale in 1817; and the work of Academy members and correspondents like Louis Agassiz
, John James Audubon, Asa Gray, Clarence Moore, Francis Harper, Henry Fowler, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Chaplin, and Henry Pilsbry.
When I projected a daguerreotype of a young bondwoman, Delia, taken by Joseph Zealy in 1850 for Louis Agassiz
's racially biased study, the traumatized look in her eyes forcefully recalled the victims' photographs I had seen at Auschwitz.
Harvard officials did not immediately respond to questions about Louis Agassiz
, the professor who commissioned the photos, or about whether anything is known about the identities, or descendants, of the people in the images.
Unlike his biologist friend Louis Agassiz
, he found its argument convincing.
In 1927, Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz
Shaw at Harvard University devised a version of a tank respirator that could maintain artificial respiration until a person could breathe independently, which is usually after a week or two.
Caption: ROSAMOND PURCELL Jar of piranha from Brazil, prepared by William James for louis Agassiz
Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology From Finders, Keepers, 1993
The biographical poems include: Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, Cesar Chavez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Felix Varela, George Melendez, Jose Marti, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz
Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpre, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, and Tomas Rivera.
Also included is Harvard's Louis Agassiz
, perhaps America's foremost scientist at the time, and the one voice who did not accept Darwin's theories.
If you read the correspondence of Louis Pasteur, Esolen states, you will come away thinking that "the entire edifice of chemical research in France and Germany was built upon male friendship." Other such collaborations were formed by Thomas Edison, by Louis Agassiz
with his comrades who mapped and studied glaciers, and by George Gershwin.
For Gesa Mackenthun, who focuses on Lloyd Stephens's exploits in her "Imperial Archeology: The American Isthmus as Contested Scientific Contact Zone," and Nina Gerassi-Navarro, who contrasts the writings of Louis Agassiz
with the journals of Elizabeth Cary Agassiz and William James in "The Art of Observation: Race and Landscape in A Journey to Brazil," setting refers to a scientific topography.
1808-1867),2 was "an artist of great merit," serving as Louis Agassiz
's principal artist for many years.