Goethe as a Scientist
1906. Translated by Heinz Norden. This book is based on a course that Magnus delivered at Heidelberg University. The German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a master of world literature, the author of The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister and Faust. Magnus also classifies him as one of the most eminent scientists at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Contents: Goethe's Life; Goethe's Work in Botany (First Part); Goethe's Work in Botany (Second Part); Goethe's Work in Osteology and Comparative Anatomy (First Part); Goethe's Work in Osteology and Comparative Anatomy (Second Part); The Theory of Color (First Part: Physiological Optics); The Theory of Color (Second Part: Physical Optics); Mineralogy, Geology, Meteorology; and Goethe as a Man of Science.
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