International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

The New (So-Called) Magdeburg Experiments of Otto Von Guericke

Authors: von Guericke, Otto

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-011-2010-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-2399-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-010-4888-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Otto von Guericke has been called a neglected genius, overlooked by most modern scholars, scientists, and laymen. He wrote his Experimenta Nova in the seventeenth century in Latin, a dead language for the most part inaccessible to contemporary scientists. Thus isolated by the remoteness of his time and his means of communication, von Guericke has for many years been denied the recognition he deserves in the English speaking world. Indeed, the century in which he lived witnessed the invention of six important and valuable scientific instruments -- the microscope, the telescope, the pendulum clock, the barometer, the thermometer, and the air pump. Von Guericke was associated with the development of the last three of these; he also experimented with a rudimentary electric machine. Thus his Experimenta Nova was an important work, heralding the emerging empiricism of seventeenth century science, and merits this first English translation of von Guericke's magnus opus.

Table of contents (148 chapters)

  • What the World is, or What is Usually Understood by the Term, World

    Guericke, Otto

    Pages 1-4

  • The Motion of Stars, the Wanderers or Planets, as Well as the Stationary or Fixed Stars

    Guericke, Otto

    Pages 5-7

  • The Two Systems of the Ancients: That Based Upon the Presumed Inactivity of the Earth and That Based Upon Its Movement

    Guericke, Otto

    Pages 7-8

  • A Brief Resume of the System of the World Based Upon Ptolemy’s Theory of the Immovability of the Earth

    Guericke, Otto

    Pages 9-12

  • A Revised Pythagorean System of the World Wherein, According to Copernicus, the Sun is Held to be in its Center

    Guericke, Otto

    Pages 12-14

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-011-2010-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-2399-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-010-4888-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New (So-Called) Magdeburg Experiments of Otto Von Guericke
Authors
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
137
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2010-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2010-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2399-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4888-0
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 400
Topics