Useful Knowledge: What Will It Be for the Next Millennium? In five symposia, members of the American Philosophical Society (APS) asked this question in April 1999 at the Society's Millennium Meeting. Contents: (I) Mathematical & Physical Sciences: The Laws of Nature; Our Concepts of the Cosmos, Progress, Prospects & Mysteries; Mathematics & Computing; Global Warming: Does Science Matter?; & The Molecular Biology of Huntington's Disease; (II): Biological Sciences: Scientists & The Public: An Ambivalent Partnership; Cancer: The Revolution & the Challenges; Wiring the Brain: Dynamic Interplay betwen Nature & Nurture; & A Neuroscience of Memory for the 21st Century; (III) Social Sciences: National Sovereignty & Human Rights; Economics Becomes a Science--Or Does It?; & A Millennium of Economics in Twenty Minutes: In Pursuit of Useful Knowledge; (IV) Humanities: Art & Architectural History in the 20th Century; More Than One Millennium: The Perennial Return of the History of Religions; & Singularity in an Age of Globalization; & (V) The Professions, Arts & Affairs: One Hundred Years of the Renaissance; Race & Admission to Universities; Health Care in a Democratic Society; & Culture & Democracy in America. Illus.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804-06 was the greatest act of exploration in the history of the U.S. This historic enterprise explored the Western U.S. along a route beginning near St. Louis & traveled up the Missouri River, over the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River & had several return routes. Pres. Thomas Jefferson planned the enterprise, assisted by members of the nation's first & most distinguished learned society, The Amer. Philosophical Soc. (APS). This set, issued by the APS, includes 3 facsimile vol. from the Expedition. Codices: Codex A -- Clark, Jrnl, 5/13/04-8/14/04; Codex E -- Lewis, Jrnl. 5/24/05-7/16/05; & Codex J -- Lewis, Jrnl., 1/1/06-3/20/06. Includes a 30-page introduction. Unique!