Nicolaus Steno, 1638 - 1686 : A Re-consideration by Danish Scientists (William Stearn's copy)

By: Poulsen, Jacob E. & Snorrason, Egill (editors)

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Illustrated, pp 224, paperback. The middle of the spine is bruised, leading to a slight tear to the cover of the spine. There is a similar result to the inner margin of the first thirty or forty pages. Otherwise a very good copy. A presentation copy from Peter Wagner, one of the contributors, to Professor William Stearn. Also has Stearn's neat initials on the upper cover. [Steno was a Danish scientist, a pioneer in both anatomy and geology who became a Catholic bishop in his later years. Steno was trained in the classical texts on science; however, by 1659 he seriously questioned accepted knowledge of the natural world. Importantly he questioned explanations for tear production, the idea that fossils grew in the ground and explanations of rock formation. His investigations and his subsequent conclusions on fossils and rock formation have led scholars to consider him one of the founders of modern stratigraphy and modern geology.]

Title: Nicolaus Steno, 1638 - 1686 : A Re-consideration by Danish Scientists (William Stearn's copy)

Author Name: Poulsen, Jacob E. & Snorrason, Egill (editors)

Categories: History of Science, Biography, Geology, Medicine,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Gentofte, Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium: 1986

Book Condition: Poor

Seller ID: 013419