Advertisement

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
    5. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 417-420
    6. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 429-433
    7. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 446-448
    8. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 459-462
    9. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 463-485
    10. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 487-497
    11. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 499-505
    12. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 507-527
    13. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 529-536
    14. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 537-539
    15. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 541-543
    16. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 545-569
    17. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 571-595
    18. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 597-602
    19. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 611-620
    20. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 661-669
    21. Troels Kardel, Paul Maquet
      Pages 685-701
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 707-739

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

Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering