John Glassie speaks with Lenny Lopate about his book on Athanasius Kircher
A Man of Misconceptions: The life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change.
Engraving of Vesuvius by Kircher from his Mundus Subterraneus
see also the Earth Observatory:
"Happy birthday, Athanasius Kircher April 30th, 2012 by Michon Scott"