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Author Leu, Urs B. (Urs Bernhard), 1961- author.

Title Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) : universal scholar and natural scientist of the Renaissance / by Urs B. Leu ; translated by Bill C. Ray
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 476 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Medieval and early modern philosophy and science ; volume 38
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern philosophy and science ; v. 38.
Contents Preliminary Material / Urs B. Leu -- Copyright Page / Urs B. Leu -- Preface / Urs B. Leu -- Abbreviations / Urs B. Leu -- Illustrations and Tables / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 1 Early Years / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 2 The Traveling Student / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 3 Marriage and Medical Studies / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 4 Three Happy Years in Lausanne / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 5 Montpellier / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 6 Lyon / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 7 Doctorate in Basel / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 8 Return to Z├╝rich / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 9 Professor of Natural Sciences / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 10 The World of Books / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 11 Augsburg Intermezzo / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 12 The Animal Books -- A Renaissance Noah's Arc / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 13 Philological Works / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 14 Second Stay in Augsburg and the Imperial Grant of Arms / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 15 Botany / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 16 Medicine and Pharmacology / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 17 Freaks, Monsters and Northern Lights / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 18 Earth Sciences / Urs B. Leu -- Chapter 19 Testament and Estate / Urs B. Leu -- Appendix 1 Gessner's Testament / Urs B. Leu -- Appendix 2 Additions to Gessner's Private Library / Urs B. Leu -- Appendix 3 Gessner's Correspondence / Urs B. Leu -- Literature / Urs B. Leu -- Index of Names / Urs B. Leu
Summary "The Zurich polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) is known as the founder of zoology and plant geography, the father of bibliography, editor of ancient texts, and author of one of the most important paleontological works of the sixteenth century. While preparing his extensive work on plants, he died unexpectedly and early from the plague. Gessner's interest in the natural sciences was rooted, on the one hand, in the new conception of nature that emerged with the Renaissance, and, on the other hand, in the creation theology of the Reformation, which considered nature as a second book of God's revelation next to the Bible. This richly illustrated and erudite biography is the first biography of Gessner to appear in English"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Originally published in German in 2016 as Conrad Gessner (1516-1565): Universalgelehrter und Naturforscher der Renaissance by NZZ Libro, Schwabe Verlagsgruppe AG, Basel, Switzerland."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the German
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 07, 2023)
Subject Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565.
Naturalists -- Switzerland -- Biography
Humanists -- Switzerland -- Biography
Science -- History.
science (modern discipline)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Ray, Bill C., translators
LC no. 2023002131
ISBN 9004541691
Other Titles Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) English