Nicolaus Steno

Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist

Editors: Kardel, Troels, Maquet, Paul (Eds.)

  • By far the most exhaustive biography of Niels Stensen "Nicolaus Steno", anatomist, geologist and bishop
  • An avenue through the erudite Europe in 17th century
  • First publication of the complete set of original scientific papers on anatomy and geology, including full translation and rich footnotes.
  • A key to early geoscience
  • A must for understanding early modern research on brain and motor control
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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.

Reviews

“With this wonderful book … a complete edition of Steno’s thirty-four known scientific works is now available for the first time in the English language. … The present book is now the most important source for studies of Steno’s scientific discoveries and life. … the editors of this volume have done a wonderful job in making the scientific work of one of the more intriguing scientists of the seventeenth century available to a wider audience.” (Jens Morten Hansen, ISIS, Vol. 106 (3), September, 2015)

“The present book on Steno, edited and translated by Troels Kardel and Paul Maquet, is the most important monograph for studies of Steno’s scientific discoveries and life yet written. … With this wonderful book a complete edition of Steno’s 34 known scientific works is available in English for the first time.” (Jens Morten Hansen, Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, March, 2015)

“The book presented here is dedicated to the scientist, anatomist, geologist, theologian and bishop, Niels Stensen. … The book of Kardel and Maquet is important. It will certainly give us a better understanding of the activity of Stensen as a man of science and culture, and a greater attention to his lesser-known works, now finally gathered all together and translated.” (Pina Totaro, Metascience, October, 2014)

“This book thus provides us with a greater understanding of Steno’s contributions to geology in their various contexts. I commend the efforts of the editors in translating and compiling Steno’s work in such a convenient form, and recommend this book to all scholars with an interest in the history of the geological sciences and their contexts.” (Toshihiro Yamada, Episodes, Vol. 36 (4), December, 2013)

“The release of a massive work that is not only a milestone in the Steno-research history, but also an important contribution to the Danish and international science history. ... is in itself valuable, but even more valuable are Steno's own works, now for the first time available in their entirety.” (quote translated, orginial review in Danish language, Helge Kragh, Weekendavisen, February, 2013)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Steno’s Scientific Life in a Nutshell (1638–1677)

    Kardel, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Steno as Bishop (1677–1686): Summary of “Gustav Scherz, Niels Stensen, Vol. 2” [not included in this book]

    Kardel, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 3-4

  • 1 Childhood and Youth in Copenhagen 1638-1659

    Kardel, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 7-59

  • 2 Years of Discovery in Holland 1660-1664

    Kardel, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 61-114

  • 3 In Paris and France 1664-1665

    Kardel, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 115-140

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25079-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25078-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nicolaus Steno
Book Subtitle
Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist
Editors
  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25079-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25079-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25078-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 739
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