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Author Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor

Title Web of nature : Martin Lister (1639-1712), the first arachnologist / by Anna Marie Roos
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 478 pages) : illustrations
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 22
Medieval and early modern science ; v. 16
History of science and medicine library ; v. 22. 1872-0684
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern science ; v. 16. 1567-8393
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Part One The Birth of a Naturalist, 1663-1668; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two Early Life and Letters, 1639-1663; 1. Introduction; 2. Early Influences; 3. The Birth of a Naturalist; 4. Lister's Years at Cambridge, 1655-1663; Chapter Three French Connection: The Voyage to Montpellier, 1663-1666; 1. Introduction; 2. Arrival into France; 3. An Introduction to John Ray; Chapter Four Lister's Early Contributions to Natural History, 1666-1668: The Influence of John Ray; 1. Lister and his Views of Natural History
2. Debates About Spontaneous Generation3. The Resignation of a Fellowship; Part Two In Location at the Periphery of the Web, in the Mind at its Very Center: Lister's Years in York (1669-1683); Chapter Five Spider Threads and a Tangled Web of Misunderstanding, 1668-1671; 1. Introduction; 2. The "Ballooning" Debate over Arachnid Flight; 3. Taxonomic Questions and Doubts; 4. A Waning Friendship; Chapter Six ""My Dear Hart"": Lister's Marriage to Hannah Parkinson and his Medical Practice in York; 1. Introduction; 2. A Doctor in York
Chapter Seven Lister and the Royal Society's Debates about Plant Circulation in the 1670s1. Introduction; 2. The Royal Society and the Circulation of Sap; 3. The Argument with Nehemiah Grew; Chapter Eight Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Lister, Ray, Crinoids, and the Fossil Debate in the Royal Society; 1. Introduction; 2. Lister and "Rock-plants"; 3. Chemical Theories of Fossil Formation; Chapter Nine ""All that Glitters"": Martin Lister and Fools' Gold, 1677-1684; 1. Introduction; 2. The Chemistry of Pyrites; 3. Pyrites and the Quarrel over Spa Waters; 4. Pyrites and Natural History
5. Petrifaction Within the Body: The Production of Gall and Bladder Stones6. Formation of Magnetic Stones in the Body; Chapter Ten A Speculum of Chemical Practice: Lister, Newton, and Telescopic Mirrors; 1. Introduction; 2. The Chemistry of the Glass of Antimony; 3. Antimony, the Royal Society, and Newton's Mirrors; 4. Antimony, Cawk, and Newtonian Alchemy; 5. The Move to London; Part Three At the Web's Center: Lister in London, the Royal Society, and the Production of Masterworks: 1684-1692; Chapter Eleven Lister's London Beginnings: Virtuoso, Antiquarian, and Benefactor; 1. Introduction
2. Medical Meteorology and the Histogram3. Lister's Quest for Medical Qualifications and his Antiquarian Enterprise; Chapter Twelve The Art of Science: The Historiae Conchyliorum and the Historia Piscium; 1. Introduction; 2. The Path to the Historiae Conchyliorum; 3. Slugs, Fishes, and Snails, but no Puppy Dog Tails: The Making of Masterworks in Conchology and Ichthyology; 4. The Historia Piscium; Part Four Time Spins Away: 1692-1712; Chapter Thirteen Publication and Prestige: The Sex Exercitationes Medicinales and the Royal College of Physicians; 1. Introduction
Summary This first full-length biography of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712), vice-president of the Royal Society, Royal Physician, and the first arachnologist and conchologist, provides an unprecedented picture of a seventeenth-century virtuoso. Lister is recognized for his discovery of ballooning spiders and as the father of conchology, but it is less well known that he invented the histogram, provided Newton with alloys, and donated the first significant natural history collections to the Ashmolean Museum. Just as Lister was the first to make a systematic study of spiders and their webs, this biograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lister, Martin, 1638?-1712.
Lister, Martin, 1638?-1712
Lister, Martin, 1638?-1712
Lister, Martin.
Naturalists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Arachnologists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Conchologists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Medicine -- History -- 17th century.
Medicine -- History -- 18th century.
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
Natural History -- history
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Environmentalists & Naturalists.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Intellectual life
Naturvetare -- Storbritannien -- 1600-talet -- 1700-talet -- biografi.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
United Kingdom
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004209565