Joseph Henry, 1797-1878, and his Smithsonian Institution.
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Published by Newcomen Society in North America in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Henry, Joseph, -- 1797-1878.,
  • Smithsonian Institution.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesNewcomen address -- 1956.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16575439M

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Joseph Henry’s Legacy Joseph Henry () chose the laboratory over the theater, and we should be grateful for his decision. and the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Author: I. Michael Heyman. JOSEPH HENRY Well into the nineteenth century American science existed, where it existed at all, either as a genteel pastime or as an adjunct to the urgent needs of the new nation—agriculture, navigation, exploration. The best research was usually done in fields serving these practical interests, and the closest approach to physics was work in positional astronomy, meteorology. Joseph Henry’s Record of Experiments About the Project Already well known by the 's for his scientific vision and passion to see scientific discipline increase in America, Joseph Henry () was to become the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Physicist who was an early investigator of electromagnetism, he became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in In that role, although opposing the Civil War privately, he became a reluctant advisor to President Abraham Lincoln on scientific affairs. Henry “was an eminent physicist before he was called to his present position.

  "Henry, Joseph," by Spencer Fullerton Baird in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., ) " Henry, Joseph," in The Encyclopedia Americana, New York: The Encyclopedia Americana Corporation () Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Joseph Henry was an American scientist who pioneered the construction of strong, practical electromagnets and built one of the first electromagnetic motors. During his experiments with electromagnetism, Henry discovered the property of inductance in electrical circuits, which was first recognized at about the same time in England by Michael. Read this book on Questia. On the death of Joseph Henry, who for the third of a century had administered the operations of the Smithsonian Institution, as its first Secretary and executive officer,--with honor to himself and credit and distinction to the Institution,--the Board of Regents felt that in grateful appreciation of one whose services in the advancement of science, no less than in. Joseph Henry From until his death in Joseph Henry served as Secretary to the Smithsonian Institution. His funeral was attended by the Presi dent of the United States and his Cabinet, the Chief Justice and Asso ciate Justices of the Supreme Court, the members of the Senate and.