Nicolaus Steno

Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
    Pages 1-2
  3. Part I Biography of Nicolaus Steno by Gustav Scherz, translated by Paul Maquet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 7-59
    3. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 61-114
    4. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 115-140
    5. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 141-172
    6. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 173-202
    7. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 235-253
    8. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 255-285
    9. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 287-323
    10. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 325-344
  4. Part II Steno – Scientific Papers – OPH

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-351
    2. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 391-393
    3. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 395-405
    4. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 407-416

About this book

Introduction

This is by far the most exhaustive biography on Niels Stensen, anatomist, geologist and bishop, better known as "Nicolaus Steno". We learn about the scientist’s family and background in Lutheran Denmark, of his teachers at home and abroad, of his studies and travels in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Bohemia and Germany, of his many pioneering achievements in anatomy and geology, of his encounters with Swammerdam, Malpighi and with members of the newly established Royal Society of London and the Accademia del Cimento in Florence, and with the philosopher Spinoza. It further treats Stensen’s religious conversion.
The book includes the full set of Steno's anatomical and geological scientific papers in original language. The editors thoroughly translated the original Latin text to English, and included numerous footnotes on the background of this bibliographic and scientific treasure from the 17th century.

Keywords

17th century scientist Early geology / paleontology Nicolaus Steno Niels Stensen anatomy biography

Editors and affiliations

  • Troels Kardel
    • 1
  • Paul Maquet
    • 2
  1. 1.HolteDenmark
  2. 2.AywailleBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25079-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25078-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25079-8
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