The 100 books in this exhibition (and listed in the checklist) illustrate the relationship of these books books for children to contemporary scientific and technological advances, the attitudes toward these developments, and the prevailing philosophies and methods of teaching science in the 19th century. Although research in the physical sciences was much greater than in the 18th century, well over half of the science books in the Encylopaedia Britannica Collection are on the biological sciences, reflecting the emphasis on the biological sciences that was typical of 19th-century educational thought.
Science in 19th Century Children's Books: An Exhibition Based on the Encyclopaedia Britannica Historical Collection of Books for Children
Aug. 1, 1966
Oct. 31, 1966
The Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center