The Morleys.- Edward Morley: Education, Civil War, and the Western Reserve.- Making a Place.- Kindred Spirits: The Ether Drift.- Intellectual Heritage, Prout's Hypothesis.- Oxygen.
Shows the ways scientists and scientific communities developed, communicated, and contributed to knowledge during a transitional period in history
Describes American communities beyond those normally associated with the history of science.
Explores the relationships between communities and social environments in which the scientist practiced his trade
An illustrative and interesting account of what it was like to be a scientist in the American West