The American Journal of Science, More Especially of Mineralogy, Geology, and the Other Branches of Natural History; Including Also Agriculture and the Ornamental as well as Useful Arts

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Title

The American Journal of Science, More Especially of Mineralogy, Geology, and the Other Branches of Natural History; Including Also Agriculture and the Ornamental as well as Useful Arts

Publisher

Published by J. Eastburn and Co.

Date

July 1818

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

The most important nineteenth-century American scientific journal. It was first edited by Benjamin Silliman, Yale professor of chemistry and mineralogy, the best-known scientist of the period and arguably the most respected. According to Frank Luther Mott, “There was a time when it was enough to prove a point in any popular American forum [by quoting] Silliman.” The journal was edited by him and then his son for nearly seventy years. It continues to be published.