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Naturalists dining inside a model of a dinosaur, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Years Eve, 1853 Featured 4 Aug 2005 Print

Naturalists dining inside a model of a dinosaur, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Years Eve, 1853

Naturalists dining inside a model of a dinosaur, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Year's Eve, 1853. Dinner given by sculptor Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-1889) to celebrate his completion of two Iguanodon statues to be put on on display at the relocated Crystal Palace. The guests, who had their meal inside one of the statues, included Richard Owen (1804-1892), the naturalist Edward Forbes (1815-1854) and the ornithologist John Gould (1804-1881). The sculptures were placed in a landscaped area of the park in Sydenham, now Bromley, South London. From The Ilustrated London News, (January 1854)

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Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne Featured 4 Aug 2005 Print

Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. After qualifying and practising as a surgeon, Owen (1804-1892) made major contributions in the fields of anatomy and paleontology. He was responsible for first coining the word dinosaur (terrible lizard) in 1841 for the fossilized reptiles that had been discovered. Owen was opposed to Darwin's theories, believing that natural selection was insufficient to explain evolution. The figure on the left with a letter in his mouth is TH Huxley (1825-1895), the English biologist who championed Darwin. Cartoon from Edward Linley Sambourne's Fancy Portrait series for Punch, (London, 5 January 1884)

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Method of measuring angles with a cross-staff, 1636 Featured 4 Aug 2005 Print

Method of measuring angles with a cross-staff, 1636

Method of measuring angles with a cross-staff, 1636. Edmund Gunter (1581-1626) was an English mathematician and astronomer who invented many measuring instruments which bear his name; Gunter's Chain, the 22-yard-long, 100-link chain used by surveyors; Gunter's Line, the forerunner of the modern slide-rule; Gunter's Scale, a navigational tool; and the portable Gunter's Quadrant. He also introduced the words cosine and cotangent into the language of trigonometry. From The Description and Use of the Sector by Edmund Gunter. (London, 1636)

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