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Science Literacy Week 2015: Exploration & Innovation

Sept 21-27, 2015 - events at UofT libraries and UofT

"From Euclid to Einstein": Tour of the Fisher's History of Science Collections

Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library


As part of this year's Science Literacy Week, the Fisher Library is again presenting a unique opportunity to view some of the most important scientific books ever produced. "From Euclid to Einstein: Milestones in the History of Science" is a self-guided tour of the library's comprehensive history of science collection. Please come to the library on September 22 to experience a range of scientific works: from a 14th century Latin manuscript of Euclid's Elements,  through to Copernicus' revolutionary 16th century work on planetary motion, to the original 1916 publication of Einstein's paper that contains the general theory of relativity - along with some of the earliest works of  chemistry, geology and engineering.

The self-guided tour will feature over 30 books, all captioned and placed in historical context.

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