Web of nature: Martin Lister (1639-1712), the first arachnologist

Roos, Anna Marie (2011) Web of nature: Martin Lister (1639-1712), the first arachnologist. Medieval and Early Modern Science . Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004207035

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This first full-length biography of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712), vice-president of the Royal Society, Royal Physician, and the first arachnologist and conchologist, provides an unprecedented picture of a seventeenth-century virtuoso. Lister is recognized for his discovery of ballooning spiders and as the father of conchology, but it is less well known that he invented the histogram, provided Newton with alloys, and donated the first significant natural history collections to the Ashmolean Museum. Just as Lister was the first to make a systematic study of spiders and their webs, this biography is the first to analyze the significant webs of knowledge, patronage, and familial and gender relationships that governed his life as a scientist and physician

Keywords:Martin Lister, Conchology, Arachnology, Royal Society, History of Medicine, Biography
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:8072
Deposited On:18 Mar 2013 12:32

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