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Stephens, Lester D.

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Works: 24 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 3,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  History  Biographies 
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Most widely held works by Lester D Stephens
Science, race, and religion in the American South : John Bachman and the Charleston circle of naturalists, 1815-1895 by Lester D Stephens( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades before the Civil War, Charleston, South Carolina, enjoyed recognition as the center of scientific activity in the South. This book examines the scientific activities and contributions of six Charleston naturalists: John Bachman, Edmund Ravenel, John Edwards Holbrook, Lewis R. Gibbes, Francis S. Holmes, and John McCrady. Bound together in spirit by their devotion to southern culture, their commitment to advancing science in their city and region, and their interest in natural history, the Charleston circle constituted a dynamic community of productive, respected scientists in a region that conventionally has been dismissed as largely devoid of scientific interests."--Jacket
Probing the past; a guide to the study and teaching of history by Lester D Stephens( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides history teachers with an understanding of the nature of historical inquiry and suggests approaches to the teaching of history. The discipline is described as an art and a science, narrative and analytical, sometimes bordering on myth. Consideration of historical evidence, ranging from concrete facts to oral sources, is seen to promote inference and hypothesis. The historian must exercise objectivity when interpreting raw facts into meaningful relationships. Although history does not follow strict laws, patterns of development can be identified. The author explains how such fields as folklore and psychology relate to history. He identifies prediction and self-identification as some of the uses of history. Five chapters focusing on history instruction give directions for choosing content, designing lessons to incorporate texts and other materials, understanding instructional and inquiry procedures, and constructing evaluation instruments. Three illustrative lessons and a selective list of textbooks are provided. (Av)
Historiography : a bibliography by Lester D Stephens( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph LeConte, gentle prophet of evolution by Lester D Stephens( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the leading American intellectuals of the late nineteenth century, Joseph LeConte (1823-1901) was a prominent and popular scientist, philosopher, and educator. An early champion in this country of the ideas of Charles Darwin, he was a central figure in the attempts to reconcile the theory of evolution with Christian teachings."--Jacket
Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology by Lester D Stephens( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seafaring Scientist recounts the achievements of a giant in the field of marine biology. Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), a Harvard-trained marine biologist and close associate of Alexander Agassiz, founded and directed on behalf of the Carnegie Institution the first tropical marine biological laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. Located on Loggerhead Key in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tortugas Laboratory under Mayor's leadership attracted some of America's most brilliant scientists. Mayor himself achieved international prominence in the field of biology for his authoritative work on jellyfishes and coral reefs." "Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder fill the gaps in the historical record about Mayor with this first book-length account of his life and work. They detail Mayor's passion for biology, association with Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, and rise to international prominence in the scientific community. Few field naturalists could claim to have visited as many truly exotic locales as Mayor, who traveled throughout the South Pacific and indeed around the world before returning to the United States to establish a research station at Dry Tortugas in 1904." "Illustrated with twenty-four black-and-white photographs, three diagrams, and eight color illustrations drawn by Mayor, who was also a gifted artist, Seafaring Scientist describes Mayor's determination to develop the Tortugas Laboratory despite daunting operational problems related to the remoteness of the site and its vulnerability to hurricanes. Stephens and Calder enumerate the contributions made by Mayor and other investigators at the outpost and discuss Mayor's three-volume opus, Medusae of the World." "Written to appeal to the armchair explorer as well as the professional researcher, Seafaring Scientist captures the thrills of scientific quest and discovery as well as the trials of seeking support and recognition that defined the life of this extraordinary marine biologist."--Jacket
Public school business administration and finance; effective policies and practices by Oscar T Jarvis( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing competency in teaching secondary social studies by William C Merwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient animals and other wondrous things : the story of Francis Simmons Holmes, paleontologist and curator of the Charleston Museum by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of American science and technology series( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Darwin's disciple in Georgia : Henry Clay White, 1875-1927 by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph Leconte's evolutional idealism : a Lamarckian view of cultural history by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Forget their color" : J. Peter Lesley on slavery and the South by Lester D Stephens( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nature as a sacred book : view of nineteenth-century Charleston physicians and naturalists on science and religion by Lester D Stephens( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thy hydroid research of American naturalist Samuel F. Clarke, 1851-1928 by Dale R Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph LeConte and the development of the physiology and psychology of vision in the United States by Lester D Stephens( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph LeConte and the development of the physiology and psychology of vision in the United States by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph LeConte on evolution, education and the structure of knowledge by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Edwards Holbrook (1794-1871) and his <Southern ichthyology> (1847-1848) by William D Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lewis R. Gibbes and scientific activity in Charleston by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author presents a look at the life and work of Lewis R. Gibbes, professor of science at the College of Charleston in the 19th century
John McCrady of South Carolina : Pioneer student of North American Hydrozoa by Lester D Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Science, race, and religion in the American South : John Bachman and the Charleston circle of naturalists, 1815-1895
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Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology
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