Universities and Scientific Life, in the United States (Classic Reprint)

Universities and Scientific Life, in the United States (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Universities and Scientific Life, in the United States His book is based on observations and impressions which I gathered during a stay of five months in the United States. As a' biologist, I describe the university landscape above all from the scientific and more specially from the biological point of view, but with the design of making the whole of it understood and of setting it into the gen eral framework of contemporary American society. During the second half-year of 1915 - 16, I had the honor of being Exchange Professor at Harvard Univer sity. And my first word here must be to affirm, once more, the very great utility of exchanges of professors between French and American universities. They are among the most efficacious means of helping the two countries to know, esteem and aid one another. The great mass cannot cross the Atlantic; but if the educa tors of youth have done so, they may help to dissipate many prejudices. They are almost bound, it seems to me, not to keep to themselves the experience acquired, however incomplete their Observations may Often be. That is what has determined me to write the following pages. I wish that they may make better known in France an aspect of American democracy, which is not that under which we are most commonly led to look at it, and also that they may emphasize the efforts which the immediate consequences of the war imperiously oblige us to make without delay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 549g
  • English
  • 42 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1528379578
  • 9781528379571