Topic: Louis Agassiz

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  • In Pictures The 1906 San Francisco earthquake

    On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 hit the city of San Francisco and much of California's northern coast. The earthquake and subsequent fires are thought to have killed 3,000 people, the biggest natural disaster in California's history. Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue are seen in this 1906 photograph.

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  • Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science

    A new biography sheds light on some of the 'undelightful' aspects of the life and work of eminent Swiss zoologist, glaciologist, and paleontologist Louis Agassiz.

  • In Pictures The 1906 San Francisco earthquake

    On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 hit the city of San Francisco and much of California's northern coast. The earthquake and subsequent fires are thought to have killed 3,000 people, the biggest natural disaster in California's history. Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue are seen in this 1906 photograph.

  • Darwin's Sacred Cause

    The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.