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Athanasius Kircher Links, with a Geoscience Bias

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Athanasius Kircher, Biographical Data
Links about Mundus subterraneus
Links about Iter exstaticum
Athanasius Kircher, Geoscience
Athanasius Kircher, Exhibitions
Athanasius Kircher, Miscellaneous
Literature Online about Athanasius Kircher
Images Online from Athanasius Kircher Prints
Scientists who have scrutinized Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher, Link Directories
Athanasius Kircher, Bibliographies

Links about Mundus subterraneus

The Museum Of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, CA: Leben und Werk des Athanasius Kircher, S.J. 1602-1680, Unterirdische Wasser und Unterirdische Feuer, aus: "Mundus Subterraneus". (in German). See also here.

Louis De Vorsey, University of Georgia: Mapping the World Below: Athanasius Kircher and His Subterranean World. Mercator's World, vol. 8 no. 2 (March/April, 2003), pages 28-3.

! Google Scholar: Search results: Mundus subterraneus.

Stephen Jay Gould (page hosted by FINDarticles.COM): Lyell's Pillars of Wisdom.(Charles Lyell)(includes from the works of Lyell, Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, and Robert Frost). Natural History April, 1999. Go to: page 2: Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680).


Peter Huber, Wiener Neustadt: Kunst- und Wunderkammern, Das Museum des Athanasius Kircher (in Gwerman).

Klaus-Peter Kelber, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Würzburg: Athanasius Kircher Links, with a Geoscience Bias, Picture from Mundus subterraneus. "Systema Ideale PYRO- PHYLACIORUM Subterraneorum, quorum montes Vulcanii, veluti spiracula quaedam existant". See also: Kelber, K.-P. and Okrusch, M. (2002): Athanasius Kircher retrospektiv: Pendelschläge geowissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis.- (PDF file). S. 137-162; In: Beinlich, H., Vollrath, H.-J. and Wittstadt, K. (Hrsg.): Spurensuche: Wege zu Athanasius Kircher.- (J.H. Röll) Dettelbach.

Ralph Major Photograph Collection, Medical Center, University of Kansas: Subject of photographs by time period, 17th Century; References to Major, Subterranean lakes, and Subterranean fire. Illustration from Mundus Subterraneus, Athanasius Kircher, 1665.

The Map House of London: The Scientific World. Published by the celebrated Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, this is one of the first scientific attempts to depict the features of the physical world. This extraordinary map depicts ocean currents and volcanoes.

Takami Matsuda, Professor, Faculty of Letters, Keio University, Japan: European Illustrated Books, Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius à Waesberge & Filios, 1678). This web-based catalogue deals with European illustrated books and manuscripts mainly from fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, together with some additions from earlier and later periods. All items are in the possession of Keio University Library, unless otherwise noted. See also: Athanasius Kircher, La Chine d’Athanase Kirchere (Amsterdam: Jean Jansson à Waesberge, 1670).

Joseph MacDonnell, S.J., Mathematics Department, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT: Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602 - 1680). Master of a Hundred Arts.

Adam McLean, Glasgow: The Alchemy Web site, Table of alchemical equipment and operations by Athanasius Kircher. This systematic table of alchemical operations and apparatus is found in Athanasius Kircher, Mundus Subterraneus... Amsterdam, 1665. Tomus II., page 260.

! Martin Okrusch and Klaus-Peter Kelber, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Würzburg: Erkenntnisse – Phantasien – Visionen. Athanasius Kirchers geologisches Weltbild im Lichte heutiger Anschauungen (in German). Contribution (PDF files) to the exhibition: "Magie des Wissens. Athanasius Kircher 1602-1680: Universalgelehrter - Sammler - Visionär". October 01 – December 14, 2002, Martin von Wagner Museum, Würzburg University.

T. Leinkauf (2009): Mundus combinatus: Studien zur Struktur der barocken Universalwissenschaft am Beispiel Athanasius Kirchers SJ (1602-1680). Google books.

! OU History of Science Collections (History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries): Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (1665).

A.N. Palmer (2012): Book Review: Mundus Subterraneus In PDF, International Journal of Speleology.

W.C. Parcell (2009): Signs and symbols in Kircher´s Mundus Subterraneus. In PDF, Geological Society of America Memoirs.

RAI INTERNATIONAL: Kircher Athanasius: Frontespizio del Mundus Subterraneus. (Athanasius Kircher: Il Museo del Mondo)

Michon Scott: Strange Science. Curious missteps in biology and paleontology are featured here. This Web site also provides some biographies. Go to: Athanasius Kircher.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Voyages. Go to: Journeys Over Land and Sea: Travelers and Places. Printed maps and illustrated accounts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and America preserved knowledge contained in early manuscripts and contemporary travels and disseminated it to a wider audience. Scroll down to: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) Mundus subterraneus (Underground world) Amsterdam: Joannern Janssonium and Elizeum Weyerstraten, 1664-65. View enlarged images from this item: Image 1, and Image 2.

Mark A. Waddell (2010): Magic and artifice in the collection of Athanasius Kircher. Abstract.

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