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A man of misconceptions : the life of an eccentric in an age of change, John Glassie

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A man of misconceptions : the life of an eccentric in an age of change
Title
A man of misconceptions
Title remainder
the life of an eccentric in an age of change
Statement of responsibility
John Glassie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the unconventional life of Athanasius Kircher, tracing the rise, success, and eventual fall of the legendary seventeenth-century priest-scientist who was either a genius or raving lunatic
Biography type
individual biography
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10151953
Cataloging source
DLC
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Glassie, John
Dewey number
  • 943/.041092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT1098.K46
LC item number
G53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kircher, Athanasius
  • Scientists
  • Intellectuals
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Science
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of an eccentric in an age of change
Label
A man of misconceptions : the life of an eccentric in an age of change, John Glassie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-324) and index
Contents
Incapable of resisting the force -- Inevitable obstacles -- A source of great fear -- Scenic proceedings -- Chief inciter of action -- Beautiful reports -- Secret exotic matters -- Habitation of Hell -- The magnet -- An innumerable multitude of catoptric cats -- Four rivers -- Egyptian Oedipus -- The admiration of the ignorant -- Little worms -- Philosophical transactions -- Underground world -- Fombom -- Everything -- Not as it was -- Immune and exempt -- Mentorella -- Closest of all to the truth -- The strangest development
Control code
2012026023
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 333 p.
Isbn
9781594488719
Lccn
2012026023
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A man of misconceptions : the life of an eccentric in an age of change, John Glassie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-324) and index
Contents
Incapable of resisting the force -- Inevitable obstacles -- A source of great fear -- Scenic proceedings -- Chief inciter of action -- Beautiful reports -- Secret exotic matters -- Habitation of Hell -- The magnet -- An innumerable multitude of catoptric cats -- Four rivers -- Egyptian Oedipus -- The admiration of the ignorant -- Little worms -- Philosophical transactions -- Underground world -- Fombom -- Everything -- Not as it was -- Immune and exempt -- Mentorella -- Closest of all to the truth -- The strangest development
Control code
2012026023
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 333 p.
Isbn
9781594488719
Lccn
2012026023
Other physical details
ill.

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