University of Arizona

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History of Science

The development and transmission of key scientific ideas is contained in a dynamic selection of titles documenting advances in many branches of science starting with the 16th century.

The collection features landmark volumes and manuscript collections in the fields of optics, astronomy, and physics.

Highlighted Collections

Bart Bok Collection

Documents his astronomical research, instruction and administration at Harvard University, the Australian National University, the University of Arizona and associated observatories.

Papers of Andrew Ellicott Douglass

Contains materials related to A.E. Douglass' astronomical and tree-ring research, and administration, at the Harvard College Observatory, Lowell Observatories, Steward Observatory, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and University of Arizona.