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"It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man's blessings. Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors - concern for the great unsolved problems of organization of labor and the distribution of goods - in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."

Albert Einstein, address delivered at the California Institute of Technology, 1931

History of Science Rare Book Collection, 1575-2002

Crosland, Maurice P. Historical studies in the language of chemistry. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1962.
Crombie, A. C. Augustine to Galileo : the history of science, A. D. 400-1650. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953.
Annalen der Physik, Ser. IV, volume 18, pp. 639-641. 8vo. Leipzig, 1905.
Pflaum, Rosalynd. Grand obsession : Madame Curie and her world. New York: Doubleday, 1989.
Pauli, Wolfgang, et al., eds. Niels Bohr and the development of physics; essays dedicated to Niels Bohr on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. London, Pergamon Press, 1955.

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RB Science

The History of Science Rare Book Collection is the largest rare book collection in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center. Significant strengths include: the history of chemistry; history of physics; quantum mechanics, nuclear history, natural history, history of botany, husbandry, cultivation and agricultural science, history of technology, history of mathematics, art and science, and the history of medicine, especially alternative health and nutrition.

Other concentrations include the history of scientific modeling, history of engineering, history of scientific instruction, the history of fuel cell technology, and textile history.