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Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso 1608-1679

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Works: 259 works in 609 publications in 8 languages and 3,401 library holdings
Genres: Observations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: Q111, 591.1852
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On the movement of animals by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
90 editions published between 1680 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Motu animalium is sometimes referred to in the medical literature. But who has read it? The book, originally published in Latin, seemingly constitutes the very first treatise on biomechanics. The author, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608 - 1679), was professor of mathematics and physics in Pisa where he worked with Malpighi, who was professor of theoretical medicine and focused Borelli's interest on the movements of living creatures. This was the time of Galileo, Descartes, Newton and many others, when sciences exploded, sometimes leading to conflicts with religious authorities. De Motu animalium, Borelli's life work, has two parts. In the first part, he analyses the action of the muscles, the movements of the limbs and motions of man and animals, including skating, running, jumping, swimming and flying. The second part deals with what is now called physiology, considered from the point of view of a mechanist: heart beat, blood circulation, breathing, separation of urine from the blood in the kidneys, liver function, reproduction, fatigue, thirst, hunger, fever, and so on. This work shows Borelli to be a genial precursor. He expresses his opinion as a mathematician on problems which afterwards further stimulated the curiosity and endeavours of many generations of researchers. This book will be welcomed by anybody who is interested in the working of living bodies and in the history of human knowledge
De vi percvssionis liber by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
29 editions published between 1667 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Borelli's on the movement of animals : on the natural motions resulting from gravity by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an introduction to Borelli?s theory on the movement of animals and describes his theory and scientific experiments relating to the natural movements of bodies in a fluid environment. It describes in great detail why and how bodies which present with different magnitudes, weights and shapes move at a greater or a smaller velocity in certain proportion in the fluid environment. Originally published in Italian in 1667, then translated into Latin in 1686, the text of this volume has now been translated into English, making the text accessible to a wide readership. This volume is the second of two volumes that contain the Introduction and physical-mathematical illustrations necessary to understand Giovanni Alfonso Borelli?s work On the Movement of Animals, the founding text of seventeenth century biomechanics. The first volume, entitled On the Force of Percussion, demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects
Borelli's On the movement of animals -- On the force of percussion by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an introduction to Borelli?s theory on the movement of animals and demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects. Building on and moving away from the theory of mechanics as formulated by Aristotle and Galileo, and countering objections expressed by Stephani degli Angeli among others, Borelli presents a completely mechanical account of the action of muscles, and analyzes the way in which the center of gravity of the animal shifts in locomotion. Originally published in Italian in 1667, then translated into Latin in 1686, the text of this volume has now been translated into English, making the text accessible to a wide readership. This volume is the first of two volumes that contain the Introduction and physical-mathematical illustrations necessary to understand Giovanni Alfonso Borelli?s work On the Movement of Animals, the founding text of seventeenth century biomechanics. The second volume, entitled On The Natural Motions Resulting From Gravity, describes his theory and scientific experiments relating to the natural movements of bodies in a fluid environment
Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum lib. V, VI, VII by Apollonius( Book )
10 editions published between 1661 and 1968 in Latin and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia, et meteorologia incendii Ætnæi anni 1669 by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
9 editions published between 1670 and 1973 in Latin and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus liber by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
19 editions published between 1670 and 1686 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoricae mediceorum planetarum ex causis physicis deductae by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
13 editions published between 1665 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argomento fisicomattematico by Giovanni Battista Riccioli( Book )
3 editions published in 1668 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risposta di Gio. Alfonso Borelli alle considerazioni fatte sopra alcuni luoghi del suo libro della Forza della Percossa del R.P.F. Steffano de gl'Angeli by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
8 editions published in 1668 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flight of birds by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
7 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoricae Mediceorvm planetarvm ex cavsis physicis dedvctae by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
8 editions published between 1666 and 1970 in Latin and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Alfons Borelli: "Die Bewegung der Tiere," by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
2 editions published in 1927 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De motv animalivm Jo. Alphonsi Borelli neapolitani matheseos professoris. Opus posthumum by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
6 editions published in 1680 in Latin and Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De motu animalium Io. Alphonsi Borelli ... opus posthumum by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
17 editions published between 1680 and 1743 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Vi percussionis et motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
13 editions published in 1686 in Latin and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia e meteorologia dell'eruzione dell'Etna del 1669 by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in Italian and Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viri celeberrimi Joh. Alphonsi Borelli Neapolitani matheos professoris, De motu animalium by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli( Book )
2 editions published in 1734 in Latin and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Borel, Jean Alphonse 1608-1679
Borell, Giovanni Alfonso 1608-1679
Borelli 1608-1679 M.
Borelli, Alfonso 1608-1679
Borelli, G. A.
Borelli, G. A. 1608-1679
Borelli, G. A. (Giovanni Alfonso), 1608-1679.
Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso
Borelli Jean Alphonse 1608-1979
Borelli, Johann Alfons 1608-1679
Borelli, Johann Alphons 1608-1679
Borelli, Johannes Alfonsus 1608-1679
Borelli, M. (Giovanni Alfonso), 1608-1679.
Borellius, Io. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellius, Io. Alphonsus (Iohannes Alphonsus), 1608-1679
Borellius, Iohannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellius, Johannes Alphonsus
Borellius Johannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellus, Io. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellus, J. A. 1608-1679
Borellus, J. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellus, Jo. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellus, Joannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borellus, Johannes Alphonsus
Borellus Johannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borreli, Giovanni Alfonso 1608-1679
Borrelli , Giovanni Alfonso
Borrelli Giovanni Alfonso 1608-1679
Borrellus, Io. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borrellus, Io. Alphonsus (Ioannes Alphonsus), 1608-1679
Borrellus, Ioannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borrellus, Jo. Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borrellus,Jo. Alphonsus (Joannes Alphosus), 1608-1679
Borrellus, Joannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Borrellus, Johannes Alphonsus 1608-1679
Mutoli , Pier Maria
Mutoli, Pietro Maria 1608-1679
Languages
Latin (183)
English (43)
Italian (42)
French (8)
German (6)
Lithuanian (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)