Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Gordon Library, FLIP Space, 3rd floor
Please join us for a talk and discussion of David Spanagel’s new book, DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York as he explores the origins of American geology and the culture that gave it rise. With a focus on Amos Eaton, founder of the Rensselaer School and DeWitt Clinton, the masterful politician who led the movement for the Erie Canal, Spanagel provides readers with a fresh awareness of scientific knowledge, economic planning, and cultural values during the first half of the nineteenth century.
An informal reception with light refreshments will follow.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and author signing.
David Spanagel teaches History of Science and History of Technology courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.