Archives: August 2016

spine of 17th-century collection on earthquakes
August 31st, 2016

The recent devastating earthquake and aftershocks in Italy reminded us of the attention paid to earthquakes at the Royal Society of London from its earliest days. Volume one of the […]

August 5th, 2016

As we await the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics, we are reminded of a 17th-century¬†map of Brazil atop the card catalog in Special Collections. The map, gift of¬†Cyril W. […]