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MIT and Regional Interest

MIT and Regional Interest

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Department Operations and Projects

This book completes Professor Shrock's full-scale history of MIT's Geology Department. Volume I, Faculty and Supporting Staff, presented biographical sketches of the first fifty-three professors of geology, supplemented by discussions of the founding of the Institute, the development of the geology faculty and curriculum, and the nature and extent of assistance given by support staff. The biographies covered such figures as MIT's founder, W. B. Rogers, "a practical scientist"; economic geologist Waldemar Lindgren; crystallographer Martin Buerger; geochemist T. Sterry Hunt; theorist R. A.

Cambridgeport

Cambridge, Massachusetts is a rich mixture of closely mingled examples of architectural periods—17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century, with the 21st century already near the drawing board and before the planning board. Yet implicit in the city is a continuity overruling what might be chaos.

A History of Harrisburg, New Hampshire 1774-1969

This is a detailed history of one instance of a vanishing phenomenon, the small New England mill town. Source materials such as company records, newspapers, personal interviews, and indeed the town itself, which survives very largely as it did a century ago, were examined with assiduous scholarship. The resulting history is colorful and lively, its rich detail making it good reading as well as careful history.

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