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William A.S. Sarjeant Collection
University of Alberta, Rutherford Library

Science--History and philosophy; Geology and related earth sciences; Biology and evolutionary theory and controversy

Presented to the Library in 1996 by William A.S. Sarjeant, Professor of Geology (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon), bibliographer, historian, musicologist, and novelist.

Phase I includes general history and philosophy of science, cosmography and astronomy, geology and geophysics, biology, evolution, evolutionary controversy, pseudo-geological science; and the publications and biographies, letters, diaries, etc., of the great naturalists and pioneer geologists. The serials include numerous scarce 18th and 19th-century natural history journals, as well as current, ongoing titles. N.B. - Phase I will be augmented by subsequent deposits covering scientific institutes and societies, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, and more works by and about the great naturalists and earth scientists.

Most European languages represented.

Phase I includes approximately 3 000 volumes of monographs and serials.

Bibliographic Access
By index card file.

Physical Access
By appointment. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As condition warrants.

Reference Assistance: By appointment.

Publications Describing Collection
None specific, but see: William A.S. Sarjeant. Geologists and the History of Geology: An International Bibliography from the Origins to 1978. - 5 vols. First Supplement. 1979-84. - 2 vols. Second Supplement. 1985-1993. --3 vols. New York: Amo Press, 1980-96.