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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...
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Published: 01 October 2021
Earth Sciences History (2021) 40 (2): 293–331.
... . Nicolaus Steno and the problem of deep time. In: The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment , edited by G. D. Rosenberg , 143 – 148 . Geological Society of America Memoir 203 . De Lorenzo , Giuseppe . 1920 . Leonardo da Vinci e la geologia . Pubblicazioni...
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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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Published: 01 February 2004
The Canadian Mineralogist (2004) 42 (1): 210–211.
..., eminently readable biography of the man who formulated this law, the somewhat enigmatic and quixotic 17 th -century Danish scientist, Niels Stensen (1638–1686; a.k.a. Nicholas Steno, Nicolaus Steensen, Nicolas Sténon, Niccolò Stenone, Nicolai Stenonsis...) Steno was born in Denmark during the depths...
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Schematic drawing of the hills of Tuscany. Nicholas <span class="search-highlight">Steno</span>. From  J. G. Wint...
Published: 01 October 2001
Figure 8. Schematic drawing of the hills of Tuscany. Nicholas Steno. From J. G. Winter , ed., Nicolaus Steno (1631–1686): The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno’s Dissertation Concerning a Solid Body Enclosed by Process of Nature Within a Solid (New York: Hafner Publishing, 1968), 277.
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2001
Earth Sciences History (2001) 20 (2): 127–155.
...Figure 8. Schematic drawing of the hills of Tuscany. Nicholas Steno. From J. G. Winter , ed., Nicolaus Steno (1631–1686): The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno’s Dissertation Concerning a Solid Body Enclosed by Process of Nature Within a Solid (New York: Hafner Publishing, 1968), 277. ...
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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...
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 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: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.190.01.03
EISBN: 9781862394384
..., the continental reception of English Theories of the Earth varied. This was due to the complexity of the European context which since the 1660s had produced the theories of René Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Athanasius Kircher, as well as Nicolaus Steno’s dynamic view on the development of the Earth’s...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 24 February 2022
DOI: 10.1130/2021.1218(29)
EISBN: 9780813782188
... paradigms about nature; inversely, Nicolaus Steno prized geometry—then offering a new perspective on nature—and realized in 1667 that a drawing of “tongue stones” depicted not, as commonly held, simulacra of snake tongues molded by vital forces within the Earth but fossilized teeth of a once living shark...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.3
EISBN: 9781862395350
... at the Royal Society over a period of some thirty years. These lectures were published posthumously by Richard Waller in 1705 as Lectures and Discourses of Earthquakes and Subterraneous Eruptions . Although his contemporary Nicolaus Stenonis, or Steno, has been recognized as the founder of geology, Hooke's...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2411(10)
... sequence of mountain formation. Nicolaus Steno's idea of superimposition of strata (1667–1669) was followed by most of the late eighteenth-century scholars in earth sciences, who developed subdivisions of mountains from the point of view of their formation and also included a classification of the rocks...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2003.207.01.02
EISBN: 9781862394896
... the sciences of Palaeontology and Palaeobotany. Robert Plot and Edward Lhwyd were the first custodians of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and their work demonstrates that such institutions did much to advance our scientific knowledge. Although three of their contemporaries, Robert Hooke, Nicolaus Steno...
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Published: 01 February 1970
American Mineralogist (1970) 55 (1-2): 324–330.
...Cecil J. Schneer; William S. Wise; Haholo C. Helgeson; Peter Robinson; W. Eitel; Charles W. Blout; George W. DeVore Abstract The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno's Dissertation Concerning a Solid Body Enclosed by Process or Nature Within A Solid. English version with an introduction and explanatory...
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Published: 01 April 2004
Earth Sciences History (2004) 23 (1): 88–105.
... of the basic geologic works of Niels Stensen (Nicolaus Steno), the Dane born in present day Scania, Sweden, because he makes no reference to them. This seems strange, though, considering Linnaeus’s extensive correspondence and knowledge of the work of others throughout Europe. Steno formulated his ideas...
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Published: 01 October 1988
Earth Sciences History (1988) 7 (2): 151–158.
..., like the creationist argument from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. He assumed a universal Flood, but denied any major geological effects (Kelly, in Schneer, 1969 , pp. 223, 224). A Danish anatomist who served as physician to Ferdinand II de Medici in Florence, Nicolaus Steno (1638 – 1686...
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Published: 01 October 2019
Earth Sciences History (2019) 38 (2): 388–402.
... Stenonis de Solido intra Solidum naturaliter contento Dissertationis Prodromus (Introduction to a Dissertation by Nicolaus Steno concerning a solid body enclosed by processes of Nature within a solid). Florence : Sub Signo Stealle . Suess , E. 1892 . Das Entlitz der Erde . Wien and Prague...
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Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2006
Geology (2006) 34 (9): 793–796.
...., Classics of cardiology : A collection of classic works on the heart and circulation with comprehensive biographic accounts of the authors : New York , H. Schuman , p. 99 – 104 . Winter , J.G. , 1916 , The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno’s dissertation concerning a solid body enclosed by process...
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Published: 01 April 1989
Earth Sciences History (1989) 8 (1): 51–54.
... techniques in the mastery of geologic time may be traced back to the studies of Bernard Palissy (1580) in France, Nicolaus Steno (1669) in Tuscany, and John Strachey (1719) in England. These individuals shared a common delight in testing abstract theory against the reality of practical experience...