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The Resource Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek : Master of the Minuscule

Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek : Master of the Minuscule

Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek : Master of the Minuscule
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  • Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Figures and Tables -- About the Authors -- Chapter 1 -- The Early Years -- Delft -- The House where Van Leeuwenhoek was Born -- Education in Warmond -- Amsterdam -- The Anglo-Dutch Wars -- Spinoza, Hudde and Swammerdam -- From Theory to Experimentation -- Chapter 2 -- Return to Delft -- "The Golden Head" -- Work for the Delft City Council -- Were Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Johannes Vermeer Friends? -- A New Phase -- The Geographer and The Astronomer (1668) -- Chapter 3 -- Antoni's First Brush with Science -- Small Source, Major Inspiration -- Reinier de Graaf -- The Royal Society -- Henry Oldenburg (1619-1677) -- Hooke and His Influence on Van Leeuwenhoek -- Fellows of the Royal Society -- Constantijn Huygens, Supporter and Admirer -- Christiaan Huygens: Scepticism, Appreciation and a Hint of Jealousy -- A Spy Discovers the Secret -- Van Leeuwenhoek's Medical Friends: Something to Boast About? -- Chapter 4 -- Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscopes -- The First Microscopes: A Brief History -- Dutch Microscope Makers And Users -- Van Leeuwenhoek as an Instrument Maker -- Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscopes -- Van Leeuwenhoek's Home and Workshop -- 'Clear Vision' -- Dark Field Illumination -- Techniques for Preparing Specimens in Van Leeuwenhoek's Day -- Van Leeuwenhoek's Drawings and Draughtsmen -- What happened to Van Leeuwenhoek's microscopes? -- Copies of Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscopes -- Chapter 5 -- Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and His Microorganisms -- Everything Through His Microscopes -- Little Animals in Water -- Similes -- Microorganisms Described -- Athanasius Kircher and the vermiculi -- New Life in Vinegar, Pepper and Nutmeg -- Convincing the World -- Microorganisms in Animals -- Dental Plaque -- Exponential Growth -- Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Giant Among the Minute -- The Connection Between Microorganisms and Illness
  • Too small for words -- Chapter 6 -- The Discovery of the "Semen Animalcules" or Spermatozoa -- The Visit of Johan Ham -- "Vessels" in the Semen -- Huygens and Hartsoeker in Paris -- Journal des Sçavans, 28: 15 August 1678, pages 331-2 -- The Jealous Rival -- Fleas are No Exception -- 46 Years of Research -- Chapter 7 -- Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Question of Generation -- William Harvey: Ex Ovo Omnia, the Rise of "Ovulism" -- Reinier de Graaf - A Brilliant Anatomist -- The Death of De Graaf {u2012} Illness or Suicide? -- A Bold Statement -- Van Leeuwenhoek and "Animalculism" -- In Search of the Homunculus -- A Missed Opportunity -- Researcher or Accountant? -- 'The Animalcules from the Male sperm derive from the first Man that was created' -- Van Leeuwenhoek as a Zealous Advocate of Animalculism -- On Parental Characteristics, Mules And Aphids -- Epigenesis and Preformation - Ovulism and Animalculism -- Theological Objections -- The Solution of the Question of Generation -- Chapter 8 -- The Circulation of Blood -- The Heart: Source of Vital Force or Blood Pump -- "One and the same continuous vessel" -- "Aalkijker" -- "Particles of the blood that make it red" -- Scientific Importance -- Chapter 9 -- Secrets of Nature -- The Dragonfly With 25,088 Eyes -- The Coconut Tree, 'the most useful crop that the earth produces' -- 'Wool fibres between the toes' -- 'As if the Earth stood still' -- 'As though we saw pointed, polished diamonds' -- Moxa Against Gout -- Chapter 10 -- The Famous Van Leeuwenhoek -- Correspondents -- Frederik Adriaan and Maria van Renswoude -- Royal Visits -- Czar Peter the Great Tries the Microscopes -- Entertainer and Slave -- An Uninvited Guest -- Van Leeuwenhoek: Glorified or Vilified? -- Chapter 11 -- The End of a Long Life -- Publication Problems -- Collections of Letters -- Honoured by Leuven -- His Final Achievement
  • Who was Antoni van Leeuwenhoek? -- Chapter 12 -- The Scientific Legacy of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek -- Microscopy -- Spontaneous Generation -- Infection and Disease -- The World of Microorganisms -- A Man of Note -- Biographies and Other Sources -- Timeline -- Afterword -- Bibliography -- Index
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