Archive for the 'Science' Category

Chapin in ScientEphic Blog

Elizabeth Jacobsen, Class of 2016, has published a fine article, “Chapin Rare Books Library Unites Science and History”, on the Williams College Science Blog, The ScientEphic. In addition to commenting on some of the ways the Chapin collections cross academic disciplines, Elizabeth’s post serves as a reminder that students and faculty in all departments of […]

Experimental Philosophy

Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774) is best known as a novelist, poet, and playwright. But he also published two works in the sciences: History of the Earth and Animated Nature (1774) and A Survey of Experimental Philosophy (1776). The Chapin Library recently acquired a copy of the latter, much rarer title, published after Goldsmith’s death but evidently […]