Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium (Zürich, ). Conrad Gesner’s Historiae Animalium (Studies on Animals) is considered to be the first modern. For Gessner’s Historia animalium, I have particularly benefitted from the insights in Laurent Pinon, ‘Conrad Gessner and the Historical Depth of. Renaissance. Library has v. only. Library’s v. 1 has hand-colored ill. prepared as a presentation copy for Gesner who has signed the title page inscription.

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Retrieved 26 September Science and the Secrets of Nature: Views Read Edit View history. The rest – the first volume to the fourth volume – were all published during Gesner’s lifetime, between and Gessner’s work included facts in different languages such as the names of the animals. Stephen Jay Gould W. Gmelig-Nijboer, Caroline Aleid The book has five volumes in total; the first voulme on four-footed beasts, the second volume on egg-laying quadrupeds, the third volume on birds, the fourth on aquatic animals, and the last volume that was published after Gesner death on serpents.

Born in Zurich, linguist, naturalist, and botanist Conrad Gesner spelled variously in different locations and publications, often Animaliu, Gesner or Conrad Gessner dedicated his time to amassing an enormous library and collecting information on the natural world.

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Historiea five volumes of natural history of animals cover more than pages. University of Chicago Histogiae. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After his study of nature and medicine, and after collected books and botanical, zoological specimens, he studied and animakium nature and science.

The Historia animalium was Gessner’s magnum opusand was the most widely read of all the Renaissance natural histories. There was extreme religious tension at the time Historia animalium came out. William Jaggard University of Illinois Press. Gessner, Conrad ; et al. Historiae Animalium was his masterwork, published between and He attended a shool where classical languages were taught, and later on to a school of theological study, which have been a basis of his grand work Historiae Animalium.


Finally, Gesner attended university of Montpellier where he studied medicine, where he was able to graduate only a few months later. Daston, Lorraine ; et al.

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German books German encyclopedias Animxlium of science Zoology books books books books books books s in science s in science in science in science gesnfr century in science 16th-century encyclopedias 16th-century Latin books. Gesner’s purpose was to present as much information and knowledge as possible in the book so that it could function as an encylopedia that people would look up to consult, instead of being something that would be read from the beginning to the end.

It also included their uses in medicine and nutrition. This page was last edited on 8 Mayat Jardine, Secord; et al. It is compiled from ancient and medieval texts, including the inherited knowledge of ancient naturalists like AristotlePliny the Elder[1] and Aelian. As a animalim he had studied classics and language, but afterwards he began traveling and observing the diversity of the natural world. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Most importantly, he was concerned with precise identification.

Topsell, Edward,; Gessner, Konrad; et al. The Historia animalium is the first modern zoological work that attempts to describe all the animals known, and the first bibliography of natural history writings.

Historia animalium by Conrad Gessner

His book was the first to present fossil illustrations so students may more easily recognize objects that cannot be very clearly described in words. Gesner was a special child, extremely gifted in learning classical languages.


The Meaning of Fossils. It described in detail their daily habits and movements. The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy. Sections of each chapter detailed the animal and its attributes, in the tradition of the emblem book.

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History of science Philosophy of biology Teleology Ethnobotany Eugenics History of the creation-evolution controversy Human Genome Project Humboldtian science Natural history Natural philosophy Natural theology Relationship between religion and science Timeline of biology and organic chemistry. He then adds his own observations, and those of his correspondents, in an attempt to formulate a comprehensive description of the natural history of animals.

Essays in Interpretation. He was particularly enthusiastic about plant life and fossils, and eventually published 72 works, but was always planning for bigger and better works. Germ theory of disease Central dogma of molecular biology Darwinism Great chain of being Hierarchy of life Lamarckism One gene—one enzyme hypothesis Protocell RNA world hypothesis Sequence hypothesis Spontaneous generation.

Under Pope Paul IV it was felt that the religious convictions of an author contaminated all his writings, [9] and as Gessner was a Protestantit was added gesndr the Catholic Church’s list of prohibited books. When he died of the plague inhe left behind mountains of specimens and unfinished works.

Huxley, Robert; et al. Historia animalium libri I-IV. It included Biblical and classical sources, referenced both Pliny animaliym Physiologus, as well as folklore and earlier bestiaries. It has pages of list of his life events including each year.