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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(05)
... In 2006, we celebrated the 350th anniversary of the beginning of an extraordinary career. On 27 November 1656, Niels Stensen, also known as Steno, commenced his studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. All through his scientific life, Steno was fortunate to be able to name many famous...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.107
... It has been suggested that Robert Hooke had some influence upon Nicholas Steno’s forming geotheory, but decisive evidence has not yet been given. To reconsider the Hooke–Steno relationship, this paper examines Boyle–Steno relations by not only comparing their texts but by assessing a mediating...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.143
... The development of the geological concept of “deep time” was based on the principles of historical geology first proposed by Nicolaus Steno in 1669 with the publication of De Solido . In De Solido , Steno compared his geological history of Tuscany with the biblical account of the Creation...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.149
... As a young student in Copenhagen, Nicholas Steno was well acquainted with the work of the French philosopher and scientist René Descartes and adopted his methodological principles and many of his theories as well. Empirical anatomical research on glands, muscles, and brain gradually made Steno...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2411(05)
... Examining the works of Athanasius Kircher and Nicolaus Steno allows similarities and differences to be drawn between their theories of Earth. This is aided by paying particular attention to the role of the French atomist Pierre Gassendi. With his friend Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Gassendi...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2411(06)
... not understand, just like the two Italians, that at that time any absolute dating of the age of our planet was impossible. INTRODUCTION When we talk about the geological works of Steno, we usually take into consideration the influence they had, especially on the evolution of geology, paleontology...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 November 1973
Geology (1973) 1 (3): 112.
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2021
Earth Sciences History (2021) 40 (2): 293–331.
... in naming and explaining geological concepts and processes ( e.g ., faulting, folding, angular unconformity, relative chronology) are mirrored in Leonardo’s writings and pictorial works. While Steno enjoys priority in stepwise restoration of the geological history of a given region, Leonardo was the first...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(06)
... As a medical student, Steno (1638–1686) entirely belonged to the seventeenth-century cultural context in which the problem of glossopetrae , or fossilized sharks’ teeth, was given special attention by a number of scholars. In his Canis (1667), Steno entered the realm of geological studies...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(14)
... Steno’s life was punctuated by two conversions: (1) from anatomy and medicine to geology, and (2) from Lutheran to Roman Catholic confession. Why was Steno (1638–1686) motivated to solve geological problems soon after he entered the Tuscan region of Italy? Was there any link between his...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1144/SP375.15
EISBN: 9781862396432
... Abstract This paper concerns the Danish anatomist Nicolaus Steno’s years in the service of the Medici Court and argues that his studies of the Earth in Canis cacharia dissectum caput from 1667 and De Solido intra solidum contento dissertationis prodromus from 1669 must be interpreted within...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.159
... Nicolaus Steno (Niels Stensen, 1638–1686) is considered to be the founder of geology as a discipline of modern science, as well as of scientific conceptions of the human glands, muscles, heart, and brain. With respect to his anatomical results, the judgment of posterity has always considered...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2006
Geology (2006) 34 (9): 793–796.
...Gary D. Rosenberg Abstract Nicholas Steno (1638–1686) compiled a notebook in 1659 when he was a student at the University of Copenhagen. Titled Chaos by Steno, it remains unstudied in English-speaking countries, despite having been translated in 1997. Chaos adds important insight into geology's...
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Glossopetrae according to <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span> ( Steensen, 1667 ).  <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span> demonstrated tha...
Published: 23 May 2018
Fig. 4 Glossopetrae according to Steno ( Steensen, 1667 ). Steno demonstrated that the Glossopetrae are in fact fossil shark teeth.
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.127
... Some incidents during his youth presage later research and may contribute to explain the sudden transition from anatomical to geological studies by Nicolaus Steno (1638–1686), the Danish anatomist, geologist, and later bishop, in Tuscany in 1666 as a scientist to the Grand Duke. (1) In 1659...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(13)
... Nicholas Steno (1638–1686) always started from his own observations, either in anatomy and geology or regarding theological truths. This was in line with Galileo Galilei’s principle that when investigating physical questions, one should not begin with biblical texts. Thus, Steno had...
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Unveiling a new inscription dedicated to <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span> as a founding father of geol...
Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 4a. Unveiling a new inscription dedicated to Steno as a founding father of geology in his Chapel, San Lorenzo Basilica, Florence, during the 32 nd IGC Florence, on 23 August 2004. From left: E. Abbate, P. Manetti, A. Boriani, G. B. Vai, Cardinal E. Antonelli, C. Cipriani, Father A. Livi
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The new inscription celebrating <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span> as founding father of stratigraphy an...
Published: 01 October 2021
Figure 4b. The new inscription celebrating Steno as founding father of stratigraphy and crystallography, unveiled in the Steno Chapel, San Lorenzo Basilica, Florence during the 32 nd IGC Florence 2004
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Famous illustration of the volume by <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span> “Canis Carchariae dissectum capu...
Published: 01 February 2018
Fig. 6. Famous illustration of the volume by Steno “Canis Carchariae dissectum caput”, showing the arrangement of the ‘glossopetre’, inside the mouth of an actual shark.