The Rare Book Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to announce the official opening of our latest exhibit, Milestones of Science: Books That Shook The World!
The Milestones of Science is a unique collection of 197 first and early editions by world renown scientists. Acquired by the Buffalo Museum of Science in the 1930’s, the Milestones include many of the most important books ever published in the Western world, with innovative and sometimes controversial ideas presented for the very first time. Many of the works laid the foundations for modern scientific disciplines and inquiry, stressing the need for observation, empirical evidence and experimentation over speculation and paranormal belief. On display through September 2017 are 35 remarkable highlights that include the discoveries of Gutenberg, Galileo, Copernicus, Darwin, Newton and Marie Curie.