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England's Leonardo : Robert Hooke and the seventeenth-century scientific revolution

Author: Allan Chapman; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Hooke, Robert <1635-1703>; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Chapman; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780750309875 0750309873
OCLC Number: 57380572
Description: xv, 330 pages, [30] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Early Life: The Prodigy from the Isle of Wight --
Breathing, Burning, and Flying: Hooke's Scientific Apprenticeship --
The Curator of Experiments --
Microscopes and Meteorology --
Hooke and the Astronomers --
Medicine and Physiology --
Surveyor to the City of London --
A World Turned Upside Down: Hooke's Geological Ideas --
A World of Mechanism --
A Realm of Vibration: Of Flight, Spring, Watches and Music --
'A Large Window ... into the Shop of Nature': Hooke and Light --
From Pendulums to Planets: Experiments and the Understanding of Gravity --
Friends, Mistresses, Religion and Politics: Hooke's Inner World --
Death and Historical Legacy --
Portraits of Robert Hooke.
Responsibility: Allan Chapman.
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