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Natural history investigations in South Carolina : from colonial times to the present / Albert E. Sanders, William D. Anderson, Jr.

By: Sanders, Albert EContributor(s): Anderson, William D. (William Dewey), 1933-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1999. Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 333 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 058533952X; 9780585339528Subject(s): Natural history -- South Carolina -- History | South Carolina -- History | NATURE -- Essays | NATURE -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | Natural history | South Carolina | Biology - General | Biology | Health & Biological SciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Natural history investigations in South Carolina.DDC classification: 508.757 LOC classification: QH21.S6 | S35 1999ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Pt. 1. THE CHARLESTON NATURAL HISTORY TRADITION. The Colonial Period, 1670-1783 -- The Formative Period, 1784-1830 -- The Golden Age, 1830-1860 -- pt. 2. THE LONG JOURNEY BACK. Sherman proves that "war is hell" -- Reconstruction: devastation and despair -- Into the 20th century -- pt. 3. EXPANDING HORIZONS IN A SHRINKING WORLD. The new era -- Herpetology rekindled -- Into the abyss -- The sound of distant guns -- Days of infamy -- pt. 4. THE LAST HALF OF THE 20th CENTURY. New faces, new directions -- The 50s: a decade to remember -- Approaching the present -- APPENDIX I. Chronology of natural history investigators in SC -- APPENDIX II. Archaeological and natural history collections in SC.
Summary: The authors "relate the largely untold story of the state's distinguished professional and amateur investigations, especially in the fields of zoology and botany ... the pivotal role Charleston has played in the making the state's remarkable scientific heritage," and the significant contributions of the Charleston Library Society and the Charleston Museum.--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index.

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Pt. 1. THE CHARLESTON NATURAL HISTORY TRADITION. The Colonial Period, 1670-1783 -- The Formative Period, 1784-1830 -- The Golden Age, 1830-1860 -- pt. 2. THE LONG JOURNEY BACK. Sherman proves that "war is hell" -- Reconstruction: devastation and despair -- Into the 20th century -- pt. 3. EXPANDING HORIZONS IN A SHRINKING WORLD. The new era -- Herpetology rekindled -- Into the abyss -- The sound of distant guns -- Days of infamy -- pt. 4. THE LAST HALF OF THE 20th CENTURY. New faces, new directions -- The 50s: a decade to remember -- Approaching the present -- APPENDIX I. Chronology of natural history investigators in SC -- APPENDIX II. Archaeological and natural history collections in SC.

The authors "relate the largely untold story of the state's distinguished professional and amateur investigations, especially in the fields of zoology and botany ... the pivotal role Charleston has played in the making the state's remarkable scientific heritage," and the significant contributions of the Charleston Library Society and the Charleston Museum.--Jacket.

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