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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change (edition 2012)
by John Glassie (Author)
A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change by John Glassie
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Kircher lived during an era of radical transformation, in which the old approach to knowledge was giving way to the scientific method and modern thought. A man of misconceptions traces his rise, his success, and his eventual fall as he attempted to come to terms with a changing world.
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