Monthly Archives: December 2010

Holly for the Holidays!

Along with mistletoe and poinsettias, no plant represents the winter holidays as much as holly (genus Ilex). The image to the right is found in a work currently on display by the British botanist William Baxter (1787 – 1871) (click … Continue reading

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Anfossi, Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, 1779)

Is it cold outside? Why not warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? So advised the 18th-century Italian physician Giovanni Anfossi, in a work recently acquired by the History of Science Collections: Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, … Continue reading

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Current exhibit: Stars of Winter

The current Winter Holidays exhibit displays a full-color figure of the constellation Orion the Hunter from Catherine Whitwell, An Astronomical Catechism (1818). Whitwell’s book was the subject of a previous post on this blog. Another work, Urania’s Mirror (1825), consists … Continue reading

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Kathleen Crowther, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation

Cambridge University Press is announcing publication of the Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation by History of Science Department faculty member Dr. Kathleen Crowther. The story of Adam and Eve, ubiquitous in the art and literature of the period, … Continue reading

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Marie Curie: A Biography, by Marilyn Ogilvie

Prometheus Books is announcing publication of the biography of Marie Curie by Curator emerita Marilyn B. Ogilvie. There is probably no woman scientist more famous than Marie Curie (1867-1934). She made one of the most important theoretical breakthroughs of the … Continue reading

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OU Math Club

Special thanks to the OU Math Club for visiting the Collections! Read about it on their blog.

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Treasures of the Collections: Winter Holidays

Need a break while studying for finals? Come view the current exhibit, featuring notable treasures of the History of Science Collections by Nicolas Copernicus, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Johann Kepler, Galileo and Isaac Newton. In addition, rare works related to … Continue reading

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