Book ID: CBB594705652

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (2016)


Lesley Robertson (Author)
Henk Smit (Author)
Klaas Krab (Author)
Claud Biemans (Author)
Willem Reijnders (Author)
Jantien Backer (Author)
Peter Willemsen (Author)
Joop van Doorn (Author)


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: xviii, 228 pp.
Language: English

In Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Master of the Minuscule, the Father of Microbiology is presented in the context of his time, relationships and the Dutch Golden Age. Although he lacked an academic education, he dedicated his life to investigating the microscopic world using handmade, single-lensed microscopes and magnifiers. An expert observer, he planned experiments and designed equipment to test his theories. His pioneering discoveries included blood cells, protozoa, bacteria and spermatozoa, and resulted in an international reputation among the scientific and upper classes of 17th and 18th century Europe, aided by his Fellowship of the Royal Society of London.

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Authors & Contributors
Zuidervaart, Huib J.
Ian M. Davis
Love, David K.
Fransen, Sietske
Rijks, Marlise
Zuylen, J. van
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Perspectives on Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
French National Museum Natural History
Prometheus Books
Leo S. Olschki Editore
Harper & Row
Discovery in science
Science and art
Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
Swammerdam, Jan
Pasteur, Louis
Hooke, Robert
Vallisnieri, Antonio
Trembley, Abraham
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
19th century
16th century
20th century
Delft (Netherlands)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Royal Society of London

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