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Nicolaus Steno

Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlix
  2. Biography of Nicolaus Steno by Gustav Scherz, Translated by Paul Maquet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 3-64
    3. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 65-129
    4. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 131-161
    5. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 163-203
    6. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 205-241
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      Pages 283-304
    8. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 305-341
    9. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 343-386
  3. Steno—Scientific Papers—OPH Numbers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 413-418
    3. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 465-468
    4. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 469-481
    5. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 483-494
    6. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 495-499

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

Authors and affiliations

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

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