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William Stimpson and the Golden Age of American Natural History
Ronald Scott Vasile
“This is an excellent study of a neglected figure in natural history. Stimpson worked alongside some of the scientific giants of his time and was affiliated with some of the most prestigious scientific institutions this country has developed.” —Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction
William Stimpson was at the forefront of the American natural history community in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Stimpson displayed an early affinity for the sea and natural history, and after completing an apprenticeship with famed naturalist Louis Agassiz, he became one of the first professionally trained naturalists in the United States.
June 2018 308 pp., 6x9
Ronald Scott Vasile teaches AP US history and anthropology at Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Illinois. He has worked as a collections manager and archivist at the Chicago Academy of Sciences and as a public historian focusing on the Illinois & Michigan Canal. He is coeditor of William Stimpson’s North Pacific Journal.
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