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The first professional scientist : Robert Hooke and the Royal Society of London

Author: Robert D Purrington
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Series: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A contemporary of Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton, and close friend of all but Newton, Robert Hooke (1635-1703), one of the founders of the early scientific revolution, faded into almost complete obscurity after his death and remained there for nearly three centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Purrington, Robert D.
First professional scientist.
Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009
(OCoLC)310401034
Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Purrington
ISBN: 9783034600378 3034600372
OCLC Number: 489215692
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 281 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Restoring Robert Hooke --
Robert Hooke: Indefaticable Genius: Hooke and London --
Promoting Physico-Mathematical-Experimental Learning: Founding the Royal Society of London --
Society of the Muses: The First Decade --
Crisis and Consolidation: 1672-1687 --
The Society after the Principia: 1688-1703 --
Scientific Virtuoso: Hooke 1655-1687 --
And All Was Light: Hooke and Newton on Light and Color --
The Nature of Things Themselves: Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher --
The System of the World: Hooke and Universal Gravitation, the Inverse-Square Law, and Planetary Orbits --
The Omnipotence of the Creator: Robert Hooke, Astronomer --
The Last Remain: Hooke after the Principia, 1687-1703.-Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Responsibility: Robert D. Purrington.

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Robert Hooke was long the intellectual center of the Royal Society of London, serving as curator of experiments for thirty years and briefly as secretary. He was also key in rebuilding London after  Read more...

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