Table of contents for The scientific literature : a guided tour / Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross.

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1. First English Periodical
Early Books and Letters
Robert Boyle-New experiments physio-mechanical (1660)
Robert Hooke-Micrographia (1665)
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek-Anatomy of Fleas (1963)
Philosophical Transactions
Henry Oldenburg and Christian Huygens-Pendulum-watches at sea (1665)
Adrien Azout-Apertures of object glassses (1665)
Henry Oldenburg-Transfusion (1667)
Robert Boyle-Experiments about respiration (1670)
Isaac Newton-Theory of light and colors (1672)
Isaac Newton-Answer to letter from Pardies (1672)
Mr. Toyard-Sieur Bernier's flying machine (1681)
Martin Lister-English vegetables (1697)
John Arbuthnot-Argument for divine providence (1710)
Benjamin Franklin-Effects of electricity in paralytic cases (1758)
Henry Cavendish-Experiments on air (1784)
Caroline Herschel-New comet (1787)
On Early English Scientific Writing
Robert Boyle-Considerations Touching Experimental Essays (1661)
Thomas Sprat-History of the Royal Society (1667)
John Hill-Works of the Royal Society (1751)

2. First French Periodicals
Concerning the Royal Academy in Paris
Jean-Babtiste Du Hamel & Bernard Fontenelle-History of the Royal Academy (1773)
Journal of the Learned
Anonymous-Letter written from Oxford (1665)
Anonymous-Review of Anatomical Description (1669)
Ole Roemer-Speed of light (1676)
Anonymous-Review of Principia (1688)
Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences
Denis Dodart-History of plants (1676)
Jean Mery-Two fetuses enclosed in the same membrane (1693)
Antione de Jusssieu-Corispermum Hyssopifolium (1721)
Étienne François Geoffroy-Different realtionships obsrved in chemistry (1718)
Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertius-The figure of the earth (1738)
Compte de Buffon-Conservation and re-establishment of forests (1739)
Nicolas Desmarest-Nature of prismatic basalt (1774)
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier-Combustion
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier-Modern horizontal beds deposited by the sea (1789)

3. Internalization and Specialization
German Literature
Gottfried Leibniz-Calculation of various dimensions of figures (1684)
Maria Sibylla Merian-Metamorphosis of insects (1705)
Johann Heinrich Lambert-Measurement of humidity (1769)
Anonymous-Review of Three Letters on Mineralogy (1789)
American Literature
Benjamin Smith Barton-American species of dipus (1799)
Thomas Jefferson-Bones of quadruped of the clawed kind (1799)
Caspar Wistar-Description of bones deposited by President (1799)
Thomas Say-Noth American Insects of the genus Cicindela (1818)
Joseph Henry-Production of currents and sparks of electricity (1832)
Oliver Wendell Holmes-Contagiousness of peurperal fever (1843)
Joseph Lister-Antiseptic principle (1867)
Specialized Literature: Biology
Anonymous-Hibuscus Rosa Sinensis (1791)
T. H. Huxley-Review of Vestiges (1854)
Charles Lydell & J. D. Hooker-Papers drawn by Darwin and Wallace (1858)
Specialized Literature: Physics
Julius Robert Mayer-Forces of inorganic nature (1842)
Rudolf Clausius-Nature of motion we call heat (1857)
Specialzed Literature: Chemistry
Friedrich Wöhler-Alcohlic fermentation (1839)
Archibald Scott Couper-New chemical theory (1858)
Hermann Kolbe-Radical theory (1871)

4. Select Pre-modern Classics
Earth Science
James Hutton-Theory of the Earth (1788)
John Playfair-Account of James Hutton (1805)
Evolutionary Biology
Alfred Russel Wallace-Tendency of varieties to depart from the original (1858)
Gregor Mendel-Plant Hybridization (1866)
Medical Science
Rudolf Virchow-Cellular pathology (1855)
Louis Pasteur-Germ theory (1880)
Robert Koch-Etiology of tuberculosis (1882)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius-Cause of chemical porportions (1813)
Gustav Kirchoff & Robert Bunsen-Analysis by observation of spectra (1860)
August Kekule;-Composition of aromatics (1865)
Dimitri Mendeleev-Laws of chemical elements (1869)
James Clark Maxwell-Faraday's lines of force (1855)
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen-New kind of ray (1895)
Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, & G. Belmont-New strongly radioactive substance (1898)

5. Equations, Tables, and Pictures
Albert Einstein-Does the inirtia of a body depend on energy content? (1905)
G. H. Hardy-Mendelian proportions and mixed population (1908)
Jean Perrin-Brownian and molecular reality (1909)
David Weaver et al.-Endogenous Immunoglobulin gene expression (1986)
A. Wegener-Origin of continents (1912)
C. T. R. Wilson-Tracks of ionizing particles (1912)
R. P. Feynman-Space-Time approach to quantum electrodynamics (1949)
L. Pauling et al.-Structure of proteins (1951)
H. B. Whittington-The enigmatic animal Opabinia regalis (1975)
Christiane Nusslen-Volhard & Eric Wieschaus-Mutations in Drosophilia (1980)
Michael B. Eisen et al.-Genome-wide expression patterns (1998)
J. K. Webb et al.-Fine structure constant (2001)
J. Richard Gott et al.-Map of the universe

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Scientific literature -- History.
Communication in science.
Science -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- History -- 18th century.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- History -- 21st century.