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A Renaissance globemaker's toolbox : Johannes Schöner and the revolution of modern science, 1475-1550

Author: John W Hessler
Publisher: Washington, DC : Library of Congress ; London : in association with D. Giles Ltd., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first volume in the English language to give context to the extraordinary life and seminal work of mathematician and scientist Johannes Schoner.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Johann Schöner; Johann Schöner; Johannes Schöner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Hessler
ISBN: 9781907804168 1907804161 9780844495514 0844495514
OCLC Number: 801355393
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 20 x 24 cm
Contents: For posterity : the miscellanies of Johannes Schöner --
The Schöner Sammelband at the Library of Congress. 12 sheets of the Waldseemüller 1507 world map ; 13 sheets of the Waldseemüller 1515 "carta marina," including Schöner manuscript ; Celestial globe gores ; Terrestrial gore fragments ; Celestial gore fragments ; Dürer-Stabius star chart --
Cartography in the margins : how Johannes Schöner read his maps --
Johannes Schöner makes a globe --
It's all in the stars : natal astrology and Johannes Schöner's three books --
The Earth begins to move : Rheticus and the early reception of Copernican astronomy --
Johannes Schöner and the birth of modern science.
Other Titles: Renaissance globe maker's toolbox
Globemaker's toolbox
Globe maker's toolbox
Responsibility: John W. Hessler.

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"a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schoner's place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating" John Noble Wilford, The New York Read more...

 
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