New Books in the Science Libraries

Check out the new science books that have been added to the Geology-Math-Physics and Langsam Libraries.  Be sure to use the Click and Collect service for the print books.  Titles  in the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society series are ebooks with accessible links highlighted in blue within the list.

Click here to access the November-December 2020 list.

If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries, at Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu.

 

New Books in the Science Libraries

We are back! Check out the new science books (mostly ebooks) that have been added to the Geology-Math-Physics and Langsam Libraries.   GMP has added 24 ebooks from the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  The print books in the list are available through the Click & Collect service.

Click here to access the September-October 2020 list.

If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Director of Science and Engineering Libraries, at Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu.

 

 

 

 

Some Photographic Equipment II : Film and Print Development : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 58, September/October 2019

Containers of typical photographic developing agents spanning the period 1839-1892.
Containers of typical photographic developing agents spanning the period 1839-1892.

Part II of our series on photographic materials in the Oesper Collections deals with chemicals for photo development, developing tanks for film, and printing frames and developing trays for positive prints.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from the Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.

Some Photographic Equipment 1: Cameras : Notes from from the Oesper Collections, No. 57, July/August 2019

A circa 1948 Kodak Duaflex Camera with flash attachment made by the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY.
A circa 1948 Kodak Duaflex Camera with flash
attachment made by the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY.

Though the Oesper Collections do not explicitly collect photographic equipment, a few interesting items have come our way over the years and will be described in this and the succeeding two installments of museum notes.  Click here for issue no. 57.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from the Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.

 

Valence Blocks : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 56, May/June 2019

Commercial valence block models for use in the lecture hall based on a peg and hole locking mechanism and interchangeable cardboard labels.
Commercial valence block models for use in the lecture hall based on a peg and hole locking mechanism and interchangeable cardboard labels.

Issue 56 describes an unusual type of chemical model known as a valence block that was once used to teach introductory chemistry and which also appeared in chemistry sets in the period 1940-1960.

Click here for all other issues of notes from the Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.