Veel, kleine en curieus

Dekkers, G.

Veel, kleine en curieus (Many, small and curious)

From the publisher's website (trans. from Dutch):

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek saw incredibly small animals and particles everywhere: in well water, semen, the contents of blackheads and everything else he looked at through his ingenious self-built microscopes. In the seventeenth century, for example, he opened the door to a new world full of creatures and structures that no one had ever seen, and he became a celebrated researcher. Even today, three centuries after his death, his work is admired. But at the same time, some of his ideas sound strange to us. Many, small and curious explains how his smart, wonderful and astonishing ideas fit in with his time, and how Van Leeuwenhoek pointed nature research in an unexpected direction.

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