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Boldly explore

by Kerry Magruder, Curator Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), p. 163. Colorized by Susanna J. Magruder. Courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Download: jpg | tiff More than a decade ago, in 1996, I prepared … Continue reading

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Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (1665)

We have recently made available, in its entirety, high resolution images of the most lavishly-illustrated treatise on the Earth in the 17th century:Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (1665). (Gallery; cf. two-page spreads.) The range of interests displayed by Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) … Continue reading

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Another Baldi manuscript: The Cronica autograph

Recently we made available a manuscript of an unpublished work on sundials by Bernardino Baldi that had been missing since 1783. The OU History of Science Collections hold a second Baldi manuscript: his autograph copy of Cronica, a 16th-century history … Continue reading

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Lost manuscript on sundials

Bernardino Baldi (1553-1617), a celebrated Italian polymath, is known to have written a treatise on sun dials and timekeeping. However, this treatise was never published and, since 1783, it has been considered lost. Now we are happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Mars: Earliest detailed sketches

The Collections have recently acquired a rare 1666 first edition of three separately issued broadsides (foglie volante) in which Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini) reported his observations of Mars, including the first detailed sketches of its … Continue reading

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Online Galleries

The Online Galleries of the University of Oklahoma Libraries offer 80,000 high resolution images of plates, engravings, portraits, title pages and maps from the holdings of the History of Science Collections. Images are captured at a quality that is easier … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #5: Einstein in Yiddish

This is the 5th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One unlikely work of Einstein is a Yiddish translation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published in 1921. This … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #3: Memories of Niels Bohr

This is the 3rd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), a student of Niels Bohr, penned this manuscript held by the History of Science Collections … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #2: 1957 OU Lecture by Niels Bohr

This is the 2nd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), who joined the OU Physics Department in 1924, was an undergraduate student of Niels Bohr … Continue reading

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Darwin’s first and rarest work: The Zoology of the Beagle

The voyage of H.M.S. Beagle from December 1831 through October 1836 became one of the most famous expeditions of modern times. Originally planned as a survey of southern South America and some islands in the Pacific, the voyage became a … Continue reading

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Earliest published microscopic study

Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius (Venice, 1610) created an international sensation as the first published record of observations made with a telescope. Yet many people do not realize that Galileo was also involved with the first published record of observations made with … Continue reading

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Digitized Books

See also: About the Online Galleries Over 130 books are digitized entirely (or nearly so) on the Online Galleries website of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. The Galleries provide over 60,000 high-resolution color images … Continue reading

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How to browse the Online Galleries

Browsing the Online Galleries to see what images are available To see if an image is available for downloading, go to the main page of the Online Galleries: http://hos.ou.edu/galleries/. You can then browse image thumbnails by period, author and date. … Continue reading

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Images terms of use

Terms of Use for images from the Online Galleries of the History of Science Collections Consistent with our role as a special collection of rare books in a major public university committed to a teaching and research mission, the History … Continue reading

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Images recently added

After a long hiatus, with this post we are resuming our Images recently digitized blog. That old location will not be updated. About every week or two, we’ll post here a brief notice of some of the most recent images … Continue reading

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Drawing perspective

Welcome to the blog of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. This blog will keep you informed about special events, current exhibits, research tips, who we are, images recently digitized, recent acquisitions, archives, manuscripts, photographs, … Continue reading

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