De motv animalivm, volume 1

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Title De motv animalivm, volume 1
Subject Animal locomotion
Creator Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, 1608-1679
Description De Motu Animalium seemingly constitutes the very first treatise on biomechanics. The author, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679), was professor of mathematics in Pisa, where he worked with Malighi who was professor of theoretical medicine and focused Borelli's interest on the movements of living creatures. The work consists of two parts. In the first part Borelli analyses the action of the muscles, the movements of the limbs, and the activities of man and animals, including skating, running, jumping, swimming and flying. The second part deals with what is now called physiology, considered from the point of view of a mechanist: heart, blood circulation, breathing, separation of urine from blood in the kidneys, liver function, reproduction, fatigue, thirst, hunger, fever, and so on. The book shows Borelli to be a genial precursor. He expresses his opinion as a mathematician on problems which afterwards further stimulated the curiosity and endeavors of many generations of researchers.
Contributors Pirroni, Carlo Giovanni
Date 1680
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language ita
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Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Ellen Moffatt
Metadata Cataloger Ellen Moffatt; Ken Rockwell
Call Number QP301 .B65 1680; Record ID 9950440102001
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Date Created 2019-01-08
Date Modified 2019-01-08
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