RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57380572 LA English T1 England's Leonardo : Robert Hooke and the seventeenth-century scientific revolution A1 Chapman, Allan,, Institute of Physics (Great Britain), PB Institute of Physics Pub. PP Bristol; Philadelphia YR 2005 SN 9780750309875 0750309873 AB "2003 marked the 300th anniversary of the death of Dr. Robert Hooke, a formidable and highly respected figure of 17th Century science. Hooke was one of the foremost exponents of the new 'experimental method', carrying out groundbreaking work across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines, yet his reputation has long been overshadowed by his contemporary Sir Isaac Newton, with whom he came into a bitter rivalry. Yet Hooke was performing original researches into gravity whilst Newton was still an undergraduate, and in many ways Hooke's optical researches formed the springboard for Newton's. Hooke explored subjects as diverse as physiology, horology, astronomy and microscopy, his book Micrographia being a bestseller of the time. He was also Surveyor to the City of London following the Great Fire and a respected architect, the Royal College of Physicians and Bedlam hospital being amongst his work, while he cooperated with his friend Sir Christopher Wren on buildings including the Monument and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich." "This book traces Hooke's life from his early years on the Isle of Wight and his apprenticeship as an artist in London, his time at Westminster School and studies at Oxford University, where he became part of the group who would form the original Fellowship of the Royal Society."--Jacket.