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by Kerry Magruder, Curator Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), p. 163. Colorized by Susanna J. Magruder. Courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Download: jpg | tiff More than a decade ago, in 1996, I prepared … Continue reading

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Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (1665)

We have recently made available, in its entirety, high resolution images of the most lavishly-illustrated treatise on the Earth in the 17th century:Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (1665). (Gallery; cf. two-page spreads.) The range of interests displayed by Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) … Continue reading

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Another Baldi manuscript: The Cronica autograph

Recently we made available a manuscript of an unpublished work on sundials by Bernardino Baldi that had been missing since 1783. The OU History of Science Collections hold a second Baldi manuscript: his autograph copy of Cronica, a 16th-century history … Continue reading

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Lost manuscript on sundials

Bernardino Baldi (1553-1617), a celebrated Italian polymath, is known to have written a treatise on sun dials and timekeeping. However, this treatise was never published and, since 1783, it has been considered lost. Now we are happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Mars: Earliest detailed sketches

The Collections have recently acquired a rare 1666 first edition of three separately issued broadsides (foglie volante) in which Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini) reported his observations of Mars, including the first detailed sketches of its … Continue reading

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Online Galleries

The Online Galleries of the University of Oklahoma Libraries offer 80,000 high resolution images of plates, engravings, portraits, title pages and maps from the holdings of the History of Science Collections. Images are captured at a quality that is easier … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #5: Einstein in Yiddish

This is the 5th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One unlikely work of Einstein is a Yiddish translation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published in 1921. This … Continue reading

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