Linda Hall Library
Science Engineering Technology

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a French botanist and invertebrate zoologist, was born Aug. 1, 1744. Lamarck is a favorite counter-example to the claim that scientists do their best work by the age of 30. Lamarck got the opportunity to found the discipline of invertebrate...

Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers, a Scottish publisher and writer, was born July 10, 1802. With his brother William, Chambers became quite a respectable publisher of encyclopedias in Victorian Scotland, but when it came to publishing his own book, he preferred not to be so well known....