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Resolution of the type material of the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758 (Proboscidea, Elephantidae)
The understanding of Earth's biodiversity depends critically on the accurate identification and nomenclature of species. Many species were described centuries ago, and in a surprising number of casesExpand
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Web of Nature: Martin Lister (1639-1712), the First Arachnologist
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements PART ONE: THE BIRTH OF A NATURALIST, 1663-1668 1. Introduction 2. Early Life and Letters, 1639-1663 3. French Connection: The Voyage to Montpellier, 1663-1666.Expand
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The lectotype for the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia, Proboscidea) and comments on ‘primary, secondary and tertiary syntypes’ and ‘virtual lectotype designation’
Last November a group of colleagues and ourselves designated a lectotype for the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758, having used morphology and genetic and proteomic sequencing toExpand
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Salient theories in the fossil debate in the early Royal Society
In the late seventeenth century, several luminaries in the early Royal Society argued over the origins of fossils. Past historiography, particularly the work of Martin Rudwick and Rhoda Rappaport,Expand
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The Salt of the Earth
Consisting of a series of case studies, this book is devoted to the concept and uses of salt in early modern science, which have played a crucial role in the evolution of matter theory fromExpand
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Lodestones and Gallstones: The Magnetic Iatrochemistry of Martin Lister (1639–1712)
This paper will demonstrate that by combining studies of chemistry, magnetism, medicine, natural history, and mineralogy, Martin Lister saw the body as a rigorously metallic-magnetic entity. HisExpand
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The Salt of the Earth: Natural Philosophy, Medicine, and Chymistry in England, 1650-1750
Consisting of a series of case studies, this book is devoted to the concept and uses of salt in early modern science, which have played a crucial role in the evolution of matter theory fromExpand
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A speculum of chymical practice: Isaac Newton, Martin Lister (1639–1712), and the making of telescopic mirrors
  • A. M. Roos
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 20 June 2010
In 1674 the natural philosopher and physician Martin Lister published a new method of making glass of antimony for telescopic mirrors, using Derbyshire cawk or barite as a flux. New manuscriptExpand
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Nehemiah Grew (1641–1712) and the Saline Chymistry of Plants
Abstract In a series of lectures appended to his magisterial Anatomy of Plants (1682), Nehemiah Grew (1641–1712) explained the results of his own research into the saline chemistry of plants,Expand
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‘Magic coins’ and ‘magic squares’: the discovery of astrological sigils in the Oldenburg Letters
  • A. M. Roos
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 20 September 2008
Enclosed in a 1673 letter to Henry Oldenburg were two drawings of a series of astrological sigils, coins and amulets from the collection of Strasbourg mathematician Julius Reichelt (1637–1719). AsExpand
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